Title

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

Primary contacts: Curtis Price, Dave Blodgett, and Rich Signell

Abstract

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.

Description

Project Topic

Tasks

Resources Required

Major Outcomes

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

Develop python based ArcGIS Toolbox to return GDP data products

~1 month python developer

~1 month Matlab developer

~1 month ArcGIS developer

Travel Funds for two, three-day face to face meetings.

Python scripting tools and ArcGIS toolbox to access GDP web processing services.

Travel $ money for face to face planning and development
~$5k-10k

Funds for contract developer salary
~3 Months FTE

Additional Criteria

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) 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.

In kind funding and work leveraged

Interaction with DMWG

Review of software distribution for appropriate metadata, policy implications

Deliverable and its Measurable Benefit

Methodology (process)

  1. Input

Partnerships




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