Event Title

A new approach to share multidimensional gridded and space-time data online

Presenter Information

Tian Gan
David Tarboton
Jeffery Horsburgh

Location

Eccles Conference Center

Event Website

http://water.usu.edu

Start Date

1-4-2014 4:55 PM

End Date

1-4-2014 5:00 PM

Description

NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a useful data format for hydrological modeling. Many organizations are providing web services to share their climate or geospatial data online in NetCDF format. However, there is also a growing need to support online sharing of NetCDF data from small research groups or individual researchers to facilitate collaborations in water science research. Thus, we propose a new approach aiming to provide an easy NetCDF data sharing experience for researchers via HydroShare which is a web system for hydrological data and model sharing. HydroShare will use NetCDF as one of its supported data formats to provide multidimensional gridded space-time data capability. HydroShare is based on the Django web framework and will combine data long term curation, visualization and social functionalities together to support data sharing online. HydroShare will help researchers to present their data with useful metadata and intuitive visualization, so as to interact and collaborate with other researchers. HydroShare will also support formal data publication so that researchers may receive credit for data sharing. Additionally, since HydroShare is an open source project, the design philosophy or the function implementation codes may also be applied to other research fields to establish new web-based systems for data sharing services. As HydroShare is under development status, we will describe the functionality design philosophy and key technologies planned to be utilized for system implementation specifically related to multidimensional gridded space-time data in the NetCDF format.

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A new approach to share multidimensional gridded and space-time data online

Eccles Conference Center

NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a useful data format for hydrological modeling. Many organizations are providing web services to share their climate or geospatial data online in NetCDF format. However, there is also a growing need to support online sharing of NetCDF data from small research groups or individual researchers to facilitate collaborations in water science research. Thus, we propose a new approach aiming to provide an easy NetCDF data sharing experience for researchers via HydroShare which is a web system for hydrological data and model sharing. HydroShare will use NetCDF as one of its supported data formats to provide multidimensional gridded space-time data capability. HydroShare is based on the Django web framework and will combine data long term curation, visualization and social functionalities together to support data sharing online. HydroShare will help researchers to present their data with useful metadata and intuitive visualization, so as to interact and collaborate with other researchers. HydroShare will also support formal data publication so that researchers may receive credit for data sharing. Additionally, since HydroShare is an open source project, the design philosophy or the function implementation codes may also be applied to other research fields to establish new web-based systems for data sharing services. As HydroShare is under development status, we will describe the functionality design philosophy and key technologies planned to be utilized for system implementation specifically related to multidimensional gridded space-time data in the NetCDF format.

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