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Glossary of Terms in Cleanup Site Map Service

Modified on 02/05/2009 10:51 AM by bwenzlau Categorized as About
This page collects terminology used throughout the CSMS website.

  • Balloon: The window that is generated when a user clicks on a placemark.

  • Common Environmental KML (CEK): The data schema applied within the Cleanup Site Map Service.

  • Dataset:This is typically a file that is transfered to the CSMS from an agency, and encompasses the facility environmental data for a program. Common datasets include the Leaking Underground Fuel Tank, Voluntary Cleanup Sites, or landfills. The CEK provides a data schema for transferring datasets.

  • Data Cache:This is the collection of data maintained by the CSMS.

  • Gadget: Computer programs that provide services without needing an independent application to be launched for each one, but instead run in an environment that manages multiple gadgets. There are several implementations based on existing software development techniques, like JavaScript, form input, and various image formats. See: Google Gadgets, Microsoft Gadgets, Apple Widgets.

  • Program Information Manager (PIM):This is a role within the application of Cleanup Site Map Service that grants rights to edit the summary information about a dataset. No rights are granted to edit the underlying facility information so that the service maintains integrity to underlying data caches.



  • Placemark: A placemark is the map icon that conveys the facility location and the facility status.

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