We’re getting ready to release a totally new RIGIS website! It’s ready for you to preview now at http://beta.rigis.org. Based on the Esri ArcGIS Open Data platform, it greatly increases RIGIS’s ability to distribute data in a variety of more readily accessible file formats. We also expect it to reduce the amount of website administration time, allowing the team to commit more time to writing helpful blog posts and developing new apps featuring RIGIS data. Assuming all goes well, the RIGIS website will be replaced next month (August 2017).
The first RIGIS Metadata Author’s workshop was held on March 25, 2016 at the University of Rhode Island. Throughout the all-day workshop participants learned the ins and outs of metadata and how to author it using ArcCatalog. The goal of this workshop was to provide RIGIS data contributors with the new minimum metadata standard, based on the FGDC metadata standard, that all RIGIS data must meet for inclusion on the site, however this workshop was great for anyone looking for more guidance on how to create and write metadata for themselves or their organization. Throughout the morning’s presentations attendees were able to ask questions and have discussions about how metadata…