Difference between revisions of "Geodata Discovery Working Group"

From OSGeo
Jump to: navigation, search
(Participants)
(Participants: Brylie Christopher Oxley)
 
(81 intermediate revisions by 17 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
This is a project of the [[Public Geographic Data Committee]]
+
This is a [[Working Group]] started by the [[Public Geospatial Data Committee]].
 +
 
 +
''NOTICE'': There are two BOFs on this topic at [[OSGeo_at_FOSS4G2006#BOFs|FOSS4G2006]] on ''Geodata'' and about ''Geodata Discovery and Metadata Models''.
  
 
While OSGeo can consider hosting sets of public geodata, (and for the purposes of offering maintained [[Geodata Packaging Working Group|packages]] of high-quality data for education and demonstration, it probably will), we can compile a set of best practises and references to good prior art for building and maintaining collections of data and metadata.  
 
While OSGeo can consider hosting sets of public geodata, (and for the purposes of offering maintained [[Geodata Packaging Working Group|packages]] of high-quality data for education and demonstration, it probably will), we can compile a set of best practises and references to good prior art for building and maintaining collections of data and metadata.  
  
== Mission ==
+
== Focus ==
  
* Provision of catalog services as part of OSGeo activities in promoting access to public domain and open licensed bodies of data.
+
* Metadata for collections of geographic information.
 +
* Providing best practise and prototypes for geodata search facilities
 +
* Help with providing input into the OSGeo repository/services at http://osgeo.telascience.org/
 +
* Providing 'catalog'/discovery/search services as part of OSGeo activities in promoting access to public domain and open licensed bodies of data.
  
 
== Participants ==
 
== Participants ==
  
* Please add your details!
+
* [[User:JoWalsh|Jo Walsh]]
 +
* [[User:SchuylerErle|Schuyler Erle]]
 +
* [[User:bitner|David Bitner]]
 +
* [[User:Pnaciona|Perry Nacionales]]
 +
* [[User:Neteler|Markus Neteler]]
 +
* [[User:Arnulf Christl|Arnulf Christl]]
 +
* [[User:virtualmemorys|Bob Wang]]
 +
* [[User:Ocantan|Oscar Cantán]]
 +
* [[User:Sfkeller|Stefan Keller]]
 +
* [[User:candrsn|Carl Anderson]]
 +
* [[User:K1_Kabiri|Keivan Kabiri]]
 +
* [[User:kgjenkins|Keith Jenkins]]
 +
* [[USER:gjlawan|Greg Lawrance]]
 +
* [[User:brylie|Brylie Christopher Oxley]]
 +
* ''please add yourself''
  
== Existing and related projects ==
+
== Existing (Meta) Search Projects and Related Efforts ==
 +
 
 +
More on metadata models at [[Geodata_Metadata_Requirements]]
 +
 
 +
Search services:
 +
* See [[Geodata_Metadata_Requirements#Discovery]]
 +
* (Meta) Data Catalogues / Data Repositories
 +
** [http://www.geotorrent.org/ GeoTorrent] hosts BitTorrents of shapefile/TIFF format data.
 +
** [http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/ GeoNetwork] "Find Interactive Maps, GIS datasets, Satellite Imagery and Related Applications"
 +
** [http://www.dlese.org/libdev/dcs_overview.html DLESE Collection System] offers a metadata repository and editor and supports OAI-PMH as data provider and harvester
 +
** [http://gis.hsr.ch/gmdb/ Geo Meta Data Base (GMDB)] - Metadata repository and editor based on ISO 19115/119 Metadata and Dublin Core with XML export and OAI-PMH data provider support (german only)
 +
** GDI Portals (country specific): [http://www.geodata.gov US], [http://www.gogeo.ac.uk UK], [http://www.geoportal.bund.de D], [http://www.geoland.at/ A], [http://www.geocat.ch CH], [http://geodaten.llv.li/geoshop/public.html LI], [http://www.geoportail.fr/ FR], [http://www.icde.org.co/ CO]...
 +
* (Meta) Search engines:
 +
** [http://geometa.info/ geometa.info] - search engine for geospatial services, data and documents combining structured and unstructured data (currently german only)
 +
** [http://www.google.com/search?q=allinurl%3A+getcapabilities Google search] using 'allinurl' parameter
 +
 
 +
Lists about data sources and services:
 +
* Lists on web services:
 +
** http://www.skylab-mobilesystems.com/ger/wms_serverlist.html simple WMS service URL list
 +
** http://www.refractions.net/white_papers/ogcsurvey/ Automated OGC Survey on the Web (WMF, WFS, ...)
 +
** http://geometa.info/search.jsp?query=type%3Awms WMS search engine
 +
** http://exploreourpla.net/maps/
 +
 +
** [[Orthophotography]] Annotated list of Orthophotography WMS Services
 +
* Lists on data services:
 +
** http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/ US data servers
 +
** [http://geopole.org/ Geopole.org - WMS server list]
 +
 
 +
== Public Datasets for Possible Mirroring or Distribution ==
 +
 
 +
=== Regional data sets ===
 +
 
 +
These data sets comprise raster and vector data (with permittive license):
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.so.ch/de/pub/departemente/bjd/gis/daten.htm SO!GIS® data of Kanton Solothurn] (Switzerland)
 +
* [[Edu Data Package North Carolina]] (USA)
 +
* [http://www.findgis.com FindGIS - Florida City, County & Goverment Agency GIS Data Download & FTP Sites]
 +
 
 +
=== Gazetteer Data ===
 +
... basically placenames with coordinates ...
 +
 
 +
* [http://www.geonames.org/ Geonames.org] gazetteer (includes [http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html/ NGA GNS Gazetteer])
 +
* [http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/nasa-exp/BlueMarble-Placenames.zip?download WorldWind Placenames] (markusN can provide PERL to read this)
 +
* [http://lists.burri.to/pipermail/geowanking/2007-March/003772.html Geowanking-List: Toponymic accurracy of Google and Yahoo Maps] => a very good example why  releasing this data is useful for public authorities and the society
 +
 
 +
=== Vector data ===
 +
* VMAP0 - 1:1Mio, very generalised vector data for many features, around 70 [http://www.terragear.org/docs/vmap0/coverage.html layers] (already at telascience) - see also [http://www.mapability.com/info/vmap0_index.html here] for docs
 +
* [http://aprsworld.net/gisdata/world/ World map for APRS], 1:1.1mio
 +
* [http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/wessel/gshhs/gshhs.html GSHHS] - world coastlines, different scales available
 +
* TIGER/Line (USA) - street and addressing data for the US
 +
* RNF (Canada) - street and addressing data for Canada
 +
* [http://www.openstreetmap.org OpenStreetMap] - data available through a [http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/REST HTTP based XML interface]. They've also been getting requests for shapefile and GML output of their data.
 +
* [http://www.maplibrary.org/stacks/Africa_lite.asp African geodata]
 +
 
 +
=== Raster data ===
 +
* DEM
 +
** [ftp://e0srp01u.ecs.nasa.gov/srtm/version2 SRTM V2]
 +
** [http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/2minrelief.html ETOPO2]
 +
** [http://topex.ucsd.edu/WWW_html/srtm30_plus.html TOPEX]: SRTM30 (with GTOPO30 data for high latitudes where SRTM data are not available)
 +
** [http://ekman.csc.noaa.gov/TCM/ NOAA TCM] LIDAR / IfSAR
 +
* Satellite Data
 +
** Landsat ([http://onearth.jpl.nasa.gov/ OnEarth]  - [http://telascience.sdsc.edu/tela_data/onearth/ mirror already at telascience])
 +
** [http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/BlueMarble/ Blue Marble] / [http://www.iac.ethz.ch/staff/stockli/bmng/ Blue Marble Next Generation] (mirror already at telascience)
 +
** ASTER (from GLCF)
 +
** MODIS (from NASA EDC)
 +
** USGS Urban Orthos (URL?)
 +
* Maps derived from Satellite Data
 +
** Nested Imagery Layer (Best of -- resolution -- with seamless zoom through multiple levels)
 +
** [http://glcf.umiacs.umd.edu/data/landcover/ AVHRR Landuse Map] from GLCF
 +
** [http://www.shadedrelief.com/natural/ natural earth]
 +
** [http://dmsp.ngdc.noaa.gov/html/projects/lights.html City lights]
 +
** [http://www.worldwildlife.org/freshwater/hydrosheds.cfm HydroSHEDS] - Hydrological data and maps based on SHuttle Elevation Derivatives at multiple Scales
 +
** [http://unosat.web.cern.ch/unosat/ UNOSAT imagery] http://unosat.web.cern.ch/unosat/asp/prod_free.asp
 +
 
 +
== Wishlist for Public Datasets ==
 +
 
 +
* Orthophotos
 +
** Possible sources:
 +
** http://www.fgdl.org/download/index.html
 +
** http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/
 +
 
 +
== Search Protocols ==
 +
 
 +
* GIS-specific:
 +
** OGC's CSW 2.0 (work in progress...)
 +
*** [http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/29 OpenGIS Catalogue Services - ebRIM (ISO/TS 15000-3) profile of CSW]
 +
*** (ISO/OGC's "ISO19115/ISO19119 Application Profile for CSW 2.0")
 +
*** See a comparison between [http://www.gis.hsr.ch/wiki/OAI-PMH CSW and OAI-PMH]
 +
** OGC's WFS (profile) serving (profiled) ISO 19115/19119 metadata format...?
 +
** 'Lean and mean' proposals on project level...
 +
*** [[Simple Catalog Interface]]
 +
* Related search/harvest protocols - possibly to be profiled or specialized by geoinformation requirements:
 +
** [http://www.openarchives.org/OAI/openarchivesprotocol.html OAI-PMH] (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting 2.0)
 +
*** See also [http://www.modoai.org/ mod_oai], an Apache module under development
 +
** [http://www.loc.gov/standards/sru/ Search/Retrieve via URL] (SRU/SRW)
 +
** [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSearch OpenSearch] proposal from A9
 +
** [http://lcweb.loc.gov/z3950/agency/document.html Z39.50 ANSI/NISO standard protocol]
 +
** [http://www.ebxml.org/ ebXML]/ebRIM Messaging Service 2.0
 +
 
 +
== Hosting Plan ==
 +
 
 +
(placeholder for an initial hosting plan sketch)
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
  
[[Geodata Packaging Working Group]]
+
* [[Geodata Packaging Working Group]]
[[Geodata Licensing Working Group]]
+
* [[Geodata Licensing Working Group]]
 +
* [[WMS Tile Caching]] proposal
 +
* [[Geodata processing at telascience.org]]
 +
 
 +
[[Category:Public Geospatial Data Committee]]

Latest revision as of 05:31, 13 June 2014

This is a Working Group started by the Public Geospatial Data Committee.

NOTICE: There are two BOFs on this topic at FOSS4G2006 on Geodata and about Geodata Discovery and Metadata Models.

While OSGeo can consider hosting sets of public geodata, (and for the purposes of offering maintained packages of high-quality data for education and demonstration, it probably will), we can compile a set of best practises and references to good prior art for building and maintaining collections of data and metadata.

Focus

  • Metadata for collections of geographic information.
  • Providing best practise and prototypes for geodata search facilities
  • Help with providing input into the OSGeo repository/services at http://osgeo.telascience.org/
  • Providing 'catalog'/discovery/search services as part of OSGeo activities in promoting access to public domain and open licensed bodies of data.

Participants

Existing (Meta) Search Projects and Related Efforts

More on metadata models at Geodata_Metadata_Requirements

Search services:

  • See Geodata_Metadata_Requirements#Discovery
  • (Meta) Data Catalogues / Data Repositories
    • GeoTorrent hosts BitTorrents of shapefile/TIFF format data.
    • GeoNetwork "Find Interactive Maps, GIS datasets, Satellite Imagery and Related Applications"
    • DLESE Collection System offers a metadata repository and editor and supports OAI-PMH as data provider and harvester
    • Geo Meta Data Base (GMDB) - Metadata repository and editor based on ISO 19115/119 Metadata and Dublin Core with XML export and OAI-PMH data provider support (german only)
    • GDI Portals (country specific): US, UK, D, A, CH, LI, FR, CO...
  • (Meta) Search engines:
    • geometa.info - search engine for geospatial services, data and documents combining structured and unstructured data (currently german only)
    • Google search using 'allinurl' parameter

Lists about data sources and services:

Public Datasets for Possible Mirroring or Distribution

Regional data sets

These data sets comprise raster and vector data (with permittive license):

Gazetteer Data

... basically placenames with coordinates ...

Vector data

  • VMAP0 - 1:1Mio, very generalised vector data for many features, around 70 layers (already at telascience) - see also here for docs
  • World map for APRS, 1:1.1mio
  • GSHHS - world coastlines, different scales available
  • TIGER/Line (USA) - street and addressing data for the US
  • RNF (Canada) - street and addressing data for Canada
  • OpenStreetMap - data available through a HTTP based XML interface. They've also been getting requests for shapefile and GML output of their data.
  • African geodata

Raster data

Wishlist for Public Datasets

Search Protocols

Hosting Plan

(placeholder for an initial hosting plan sketch)

See Also