Congratulations to Dr. Chuarong ZhangChuanrong (Cindy) Zhang (PI), Tian Zhao and Weidong Li (Co-PIs) for receiving a USGS grant award for a project titled Processing and optimization of spatial knowledge queries of The National Map.

The objective of this research is to develop new approaches for spatial knowledge queries of the National Map.  Zhang and her research team will further their existing work on Geospatial Semantic Web to improve the performance of spatial knowledge queries in efficient platforms such as computing clusters and GPUs.  The ultimate goal is to make spatial knowledge query flexible and efficient so that it can replace the current ad hoc Web interface of the National Map at USGS.