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2014 Work Plan Symposium Activities

  • SIF Update Report
    • presented to plenary on April 29, 2014
    • presented by Steve Browdy
    • see slides
  • IIB Meeting (April 28, 2014)
    • half-day meeting in the morning
    • *Preparation for the WPS
      • Key areas are Data Management Principles, citizen science (crowd sourcing), evolution of the GCI, and how best to exploit the GCI.
      • Raw data vs. data products. Raw data is big and has value to a limited audience. Data products are not too big and have value to a much wider audience. So, we need to consider different aspects of data, and not consider data as one thing. Let’s focus on a smaller pool of “useful” data.
      • AIP-7 will address applications to meaningful use data.
      • With the advent of focusing on data products and involving the private sector, we need to deal with commercial data products.
      • How do we move towards knowledge as opposed to data?
      • Need to move knowledge into the GCI
      • Who creates the data products, GEOSS or data providers, etc.?
      • Geo Label, semantic driven, not data driven.
      • Data providers can provide things like provenance, quality, etc., but few will do it. Need to make middleware smarter. Provide better ways to discover data.
      • Do we want GCI to be a pathway to discovery or a provider of benefits to users (e.g. Google used to find Amazon, then not used again once Amazon is discovered). There are many missing components in the GCI if we are interested in citizens. Otherwise, we should just focus on global data sets. We should not want the GCI to be a discovery service, Google is better at that.
    • Data Management Principles Task Force
      • Introduced the idea of data management. Focus on usability.
      • Reference to US document about data documentation.
    • GEOSS in-situ Products and Networks
      • There needs to be a group like CEOS to harmonize in-situ data.
      • GEOSS is a much larger community than CEOS. Not sure GEOSS should form this. It will take many years just to get going. Maybe focus on large in-situ providers first.
      • Focus on domains might be easier to get going. Use new and existing CoPs.
      • GEOSS should be used, but start small, on a case-by-case basis, and grow.
    • Evolution of GCI (mid-term)
      • Showed slides about improvements between DAB and GWP.
        • 2-step discovery wrt collections and granules
        • Data access preview (map) and download (as is)
        • Data access improvements
          • Transfer datasets (currently implemented)
          • Visualize data (currently implemented)
          • Manage content (currently implemented)
          • Process data
          • Use a resource
        • Social Credential
          • Googe, Face-book
        • Use Metrics
          • Most viewed items
          • Most recent items
          • Popular search (cloud tags)
        • Big discussion about DAB doing things in conflict with AIP. Push back saying that the DAB team will do things that they think are important based on previous work.
      • Doesn’t mind duplication of effort as long as progress is being made.
      • Secretariat takes responsibility for putting pressure on DAB and GWP teams to get things done. The board and AIP process is too slow, needs to get things done.
      • Secretariat asked how it views the concept of a GEOSS Cloud.
      • Wants to see recommendations for standards and arrangements in use.

-- SteveBrowdy - 09 May 2014
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