Welcome to the Geospatial Interoperability Framework

The NBII Program has developed a Geospatial Interoperability Framework (NBII-GIF or GIF) strategy based on International Standards Organization (ISO) standards and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specifications, integrated with the core NBII Framework standards and protocols such as Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) protocol, with data content and metadata standards.

This section contains resources describing the NBII-GIF, the products and benefits of the NBII-GIF, and information on how to participate in the NBII-GIF.   The purpose of the GIF is to allow NBII users to seamlessly, and transparently discover and visualize the distributed resources while providing the components, services and tools for NBII's Nodes and Partners to participate in the framework.

The NBII Program is administered by the Biological Informatics Program of the U.S. Geological Survey
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