Enabling Geo Data Portal (GDP) functionality for commonly used scientic analysis environments
Primary contacts: Curtis Price, Dave Blodgett, and Rich Signell
The Geo Data Portal (GDP) developed by USGS CIDA provides a powerful functionality to process climate and other large remote gridded data, returning summary statistics and areal tabulations over user specified areas. Currently the user interace is a interactive web form, returning a CSV table. This work would allow ArcGIS, Python, R and other common scientific client applications users to access this functionality directly via a GDP Python module.
Total Funding Needed
Python and Matlab port of GDP client tools (WPS) w/ hooks for ArcGIS Toolbox
Develop python functions to execute GDP web processing services
~1 month python developer
Python scripting tools and ArcGIS toolbox to access GDP web processing services.
Travel $ money for face to face planning and development
The creation of a python module will allow many commonly-used scientific software tools (ArcGIS, Python, R, Matlab, Microsoft Office) to access GDP analysis functionality. The GDP is now acessible through an interactive web page, which is another system to learn and data formats to navigate.
Review of software distribution for appropriate metadata, policy implications
Original content created at CDI 2011 meeting by Curtis Price and Rich Signell