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Foundational Data Products Knowledge Inventory
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How to Contribute


There are many ways to be part of the community that is building around [analysis ready data] for the planetary sciences and planetary spatial data infrastructures. We want to make contributing as easy as possible, engage as many users as possible, share what we know, and learn about the myriad of products we do not know about.

The data presented on this site are stored in here in a code repository on GitHub. Data are stored on GitHub to maintain the lineage of changes, to provide a place for anyone to submit new entries, and finally to have a conversation about one or more data sets. We hope that using a code repository is not an undue burden to potential contributors, but understand that for a new user, making use of a new website can be daunting. If that is the case, please feel free to email jlaura@usgs.gov with your contribution, and they will get an issue, pull request, or discussion started over on the GitHub repository.

There are many ways to contribute as alluded to above:

  1. Open an issue. This is a great way to suggest a new product or to identify a specific problem with an entry.
  2. Browse or start a new discussion. This is a great way to ask a question or start a conversation with the other community members about adding a new product, modifying an existing entry, or seeking clarification about something.
  3. Open a pull request with a change. This is how the community tracks changes in the knowledge inventory and this process means that changes to the inventory are being peer-reviewed by maintainers.

As above, if you want to participate and are finding the process too burdensome, please email jlaura@usgs.gov with your contribution.