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Description of the U.S. Geological Survey Geo Data Portal Data Integration Framework

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5 Author(s)
Blodgett, D. ; Center for Integrated Data Analytics, U.S. Geol. Survey, Middleton, WI, USA ; Booth, N. ; Kunicki, T. ; Walker, J.
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The U.S. Geological Survey has developed an open-standard data integration framework for working efficiently and effectively with large collections of climate and other geoscience data. A web interface accesses catalog datasets to find data services. Data resources can then be rendered for mapping and dataset metadata are derived directly from these web services. Algorithm configuration and information needed to retrieve data for processing are passed to a server where all large-volume data access and manipulation takes place. The data integration strategy described here was implemented by leveraging existing free and open source software. Details of the software used are omitted; rather, emphasis is placed on how open-standard web services and data encodings can be used in an architecture that integrates common geographic and atmospheric data.

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Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 6 )