USGS Data Series 535

Who They Are

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency that is part of the U.S. Government’s Department of Interior. Its scientists study geology and earth sciences, as well as the natural hazards that threaten it. While contracted to the USGS, I was a part of a team that published a report on carbon data in the Gulf of Mexico.

What They Needed

  • A version of the three parts of the report that could be distributed both on the web and on CD
  • A simple way to analyze and display the cruise data both on the website and on a poster.

The Solution

Along with my work analyzing data for the project, I put together simple websites for all three parts of the data series report. The sites were build using a template provided by the USGS and adhering to their formatting guidelines, which at the time did not include a mobile-optimized site. Because the report was also distributed on CD, I could not use a server-side programming language, so the sites are static, or HTML-only.

The End Result

The three parts of the report (DS-535A, DS-535B, and DS-535C) were published in 2011.


  • Built From Template

Programming Languages

  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Data Entry
  • XML