METADATA The NBII has been involved in metadata standards, creation, quality control, and hosting since the early 1990s. Standards such as: Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Biological Data Profile, Dublin Core, Darwin Core, and Open GIS are all used within the Program.
GEOSPATIAL FRAMEWORK The NBII Program has developed a Geospatial Interoperability Framework (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.
NBII PARTNERS Partnerships are at the heart of NBII's products and services. Find out more about the more than 200 partner agencies and organizations that help to bring NBII to your desktop.
NBII PUBLICATIONS LIBRARY The NBII produces a wide variety of publications, including white papers, proceedings, fact sheets on products and services, and a quarterly newsletter.
The NBII Program is administered by the Biological Informatics Program of the U.S. Geological Survey