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What's Happening

See it in Action

Latest Releases

SMS v1.2.9

Development Team

  • Tamara Sumner, Executive Director and Associate Professor
    • DLS, Institute of Cognitive Science - University of Colorado at Boulder
  • John Weatherley, DLS & UCARConnect Technical Lead
    • DLS and UCARConnect at UCAR
  • Sharon Clark, Web Engineer
    • UCARConnect at UCAR


Get Involved

  • For suggestions, questions, and more information, please send your inquiry to UCARConnect via the contact form


  • Overview - Overview of the SMS technology including how to harvest the benchmarks using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting.
  • Javascript API - The JavaScript API lets developers insert interactive Strand Maps into Web pages and place custom content into the maps.
  • CSIP REST API - The Concept Space Interchange Protocol (CSIP) REpresentational State Transfer (REST) API lets developers search and navigate objects and visualizations in the the Strand Map information space. Developers can access objects in the concept map space in number of formats including XML, OWLLite, SVG, PDF, PNG, TIFF, and JPEG.
  • Resource Alignment - How to align resources to benchmarks so they will be discoverable from the Science Literacy Maps.
  • Technical Training - All available technical training documentation including an FAQ.



  • Javascript enabled browser


  • Requirements are dependent on intent. Since the API is called from a central location on UCARConnect servers, it is possible to make a functional interface with a server to host the webpage, HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. More complex functionality may require a server-side web technologies and/or a database. For more information see the SMS JavaScript API implementation instructions and the example code.

Additional Information