USGS Selects Vivisimo as Search Engine for NBII

USGS picked the Vivisimo Velocity Search Platform to replace the National Biological Information Infrastructure’s (NBII) current search solution. “NBII is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation’s biological resources.”

What’s the current search solution? So far as I can tell “Custom Google Search.”

The Velocity implementation will initially search at least 30 diverse data sources - and here’s the interesting geo part - “Velocity will also enable geospatial display of search results - allowing users to search for certain plants or animals in a specific region or location.” I wonder if USGS will use the tool on its other websites?

- press release

Published Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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