Products and Services

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

Chair: Christine White, Esri


Monthly Teleconference

The Products and Services group has a regular monthly telecon (currently) on 3rd Tuesday of every month at 2 pm EST.

Next Meeting: Tue, February 18, 2pm – 3pm Eastern The telecon call-in information for these meetings are below:

Dial: 1-877-668-4493
Access Code: 23140358 #


The purpose of the Products and Services Testbed is to provide an environment where innovations in prototype standards, services, protocols, and best practices can be explored and evaluated. The testbed serves as a forum for innovative collaboration across all sectors of the Federation to improve availability and access to our member products and services for mutual benefit.

Enter the ESIP testbed

Committee E-mail List

Yearly Highlights

2013 highlights/report given at the 2014 Winter ESIP Federation Meeting

Meeting & Telecon Minutes:

Please see the P&S Telecon Minutes page.

Topics of Interest


Testbed Projects & RFP
Documentation, Lifecycle, and ESIP Utilization of Testbed Projects
FUNding Friday Revamp


Improving metadata compliance within ESIP Federation
Metadata for data quality, services, and provenance
Representation of versioning
Peer-reviewed datasets
Permanent dataset names, parameter names, registries, and identifiers
Metadata harvesting and exchange and associated catalog services
Client access to catalogs
Service quality
Data Quality
Avoiding Duplicate Metadata Records
Federation Inventory

Metadata Clearinghouses for ESIP Products and Services

GCMD ESIP Data Portal
GCMD ESIP Data Services Portal
Geospatial One-Stop

Data Standards

ECHO Data Model
[ISO 19115]