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The proposed redesign for the CMG Program homepage.
Six Webmasters from across the Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) Program met in St. Petersburg, FL, from January 24th-26th. This is an annual meeting to improve coordination across the many Web sites in the Program and to enable web developers to swap technical information. Attendees this year were Trent Faust and Heather Henkel (St. Petersburg), Molly Groome and Rex Sanders (Menlo Park), and Valerie Paskevich and Jim Robb (Woods Hole).

This year's meeting produced several important decisions:

  • Program-Wide Web Page changes-To give a more seamless appearance to the Program's Web Pages, all CMG pages will have a sub-banner with a link to the Program home page and a Program-wide search button. Top-level web pages will have an additional sub-banner with Program-wide topic links, based on a small database.

  • Program Web Site review-The CMG Program Web Site,, will be updated and a new authoring and review process will be used.

  • Program ArcIMS Server-ArcIMS serves GIS coverages on the web. Woods Hole hosts the Program ArcIMS server at, which is run by Valerie Paskevich. We will add more GIS coverages to the small number currently hosted.

  • Section 508-Section 508 is a new law requiring all Federal web pages to be accessible to people with disabilities by June 21st, 2001. Most old web pages that conform to USGS guidelines do not need changes.

  • Interactivity-Most of our web pages are static. We will use more "flashy" technologies, as long as a plain version is available. One good example is the SOFIA virtual tours at

Related Web Sites
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Coastal & Marine Geology Program Interactive Map Server (IMS)
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