Geoconnex is a system for connecting water data from different data providers via geographic location.
A linked system of web pages about hydrologic features
A persistent identifier service
A web crawler that harvests links between data and hyrdologic features
A free and open water-data-specific search engine
What is Geoconnex?
Geconnex rests on widespread adoption of metadata best practices, automatically harvesting metadata and indexing data to real-world hydrologic features (e.g. lakes, reservoirs, wells, streams, water distribution systems, monitoring locations). The resulting water-specific search index will be browsable from a common water metadata catalog for the IoW network in both a human and machine-readable format.