I want to access my ScienceBase Virtual Catalog through an external web page
I really like the customized ScienceBase portal access on the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative website. I want to embed my virtual catalog on my own usgs website. Is there any documentation or templates on how to do this?
We implemented a skinning idea in ScienceBase 1 and used it for wlci along with a few other communities/virtual catalogs. We have kept this feature in ScienceBase 2, but we are really looking to shift gears and do exactly what you suggest here. We want to make it really easy for communities managing their own web sites to spin up custom interfaces using ScienceBase information directly from their web platforms. We will support a well rounded set of features in the direct ScienceBase user interface, but we also want to give others the freedom to use ScienceBase web services in new and innovative ways to completely recast how the information is presented and how users interact with the data. We have a couple of immediate use cases to pursue in coming weeks following the release of ScienceBase 2.0 in March. We'll use those to exercise the methods we've had in mind and publish them as examples for others to follow. We would love to hear more about what you are looking to do, and we'll come up with the best way to support your needs.