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
Original content created at CDI 2011 meeting by Curtis Price and Rich Signell