[OSGeo-Discuss] Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Mar 13 00:35:26 PDT 2018

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for sharing these excellent updates.

Best wishes,


From: GeoForAll <geoforall-bounces at lists.osgeo.org> on behalf of Hogan, Patrick (ARC-PX) <patrick.hogan at nasa.gov>
Sent: 12 March 2018 17:52
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Subject: [Geo4All] Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation

Dear Open-Source-Minded Gentle Humans,

I wish to draw your attention at once to two areas of possible interest.

1. One is an elegant technical description for ^how^ EarthServer is able to tame ^Big EO Data.^ Think datacube!

Fostering Cross-Disciplinary Earth Science Through Datacube Analytics

Fostering Cross-Disciplinary Earth Science Through ...<https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-65633-5_5>
With the unprecedented increase of orbital sensor, in situ measurement, and simulation data there is a rich, yet not leveraged potential for obtaining insights from ...

Note the platform of choice for www.EarthServer.eu<http://www.EarthServer.eu> to see this indubitably dense data, none other than https://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/
NASA WorldWind<https://worldwind.arc.nasa.gov/>
NASA WorldWind Software Development Kits (SDKs) for geo-spatial 3D virtual globe visualization via OpenGL/WebGL on Android, Java and JavaScript/HTML5 platforms.

Home | EarthServer.eu<http://www.earthserver.eu/>
The platform baseline enabling technology is constituted by the Array Database System, rasdaman, the outcome of EU and ESA funded...

ESA has also standardized on the WebWorldWind platform, a platform ESA and NASA are advancing together, for the benefit of all!

The WorldWind virtual globe has been there as Open Source, years before any other, having been around now for well over 15 years. The mission then, as now, has always been to get the planet onto one-page for spatial data "because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills." [Kennedy '62]

2. If you want to accelerate at the speed of enlightenment with your spatial data, power up with this super-charged starter app, OS all the way! http://worldwind.earth/

WorldWind Earth<http://worldwind.earth/>
WorldWind Explorer documentation and unofficial NASA WorldWind resources

-Patrick.Hogan at nasa.gov

For just a taste of what ESA is doing with WorldWind:
~ Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=esa.sentinel
Copernicus Sentinel - Android Apps on Google Play<https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=esa.sentinel>
The Sentinel App is a gateway to knowing the Copernicus Sentinel satellites.

~ iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/esa-sentinel/id1036738151
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