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Enabling Geo Data Portal (GDP) functionality for commonly used scientic analysis environments

primary contact/s:

Curtis Price, Rich Signell


Project Topic


Resources Required

Major Outcomes

Total Funding Needed

Additional Criteria

  • No ArcGIS or other software required
  • Python 2.5, 2.7 etc

Benefit to FSP/Scientists/Mission Areas

The creation of a python module will allow many commonly-used scientific software tools (ArcGIS, Python, R, Matlab, Microsoft Office)

In kind funding and work leveraged

  • Leverages Geo Data Portal (link etc) to make it easily accessible to scientific client applications (especially ArcGIS).

Interaction with DMWG

Deliverable and its Measurable Benefit

  • Python module supported on Windows, Linux (Ubuntu), OS X

Methodology (process)

  • User requirements
  • Design
  • Coding (contractor assistance)
  • Distribution/publishing
    • Include in USGS ArcGIS distribution, available on all USGS ArcGIS Desktops
    • Open SOurce
    • Ubuntu Distribtion (Personal Package archive


NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center - Environmental Research Division (SWFSC-ERD)
Geo Data Portal project (CIDA)
Interagency Coastal Marine Spatial Planning (CMSP) Group

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