The United States Geoscience Information Network (USGIN) initiative is the product of a partnership between the Association of American State Geologists (AASG) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) created to facilitate discovery of, and access to, geoscience information provided by state and federal geological surveys of the United States. In other words, USGIN is a distributed data-sharing network that uses open-source software and existing World Wide Web infrastructure and browsers. Anyone can access the data shared over USGIN, and any data that is shared according to USGIN specifications is automatically a part of the network.
DGS has entered into a partnership with the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) to participate in USGIN by establishing a metadata clearinghouse node for Delaware geoscience information. Metadata on the Delaware node can be searched t