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Hardware and Software Configurations at CSIG 2006

Desktop machines will be provided at the CSIG, for the hands-on training (2 participants per machine). These machines will have the following configuration

Dell PC (Pentium 4 with 1.5 GB RAM)
Windows XP professional

Here is the list of software the machine will have:

  • ArcGIS Desktop 9.1, ArcIMS 9.1
  • IIS 6.0
  • Tomcat 4.1.32
  • Apache Axis 1.1
  • Microsoft Office
  • Database Client (DB2 Client etc.)
  • Text Editors
  • ASU - LVIZ
  • IVS - IView 3D
  • Others etc.
We strongly recommend that participants use one of our desktop machines, as they will be fully configured as needed and it will be easier to trace any problems that may arise during the Institute. In the event you wish to bring and use a personal laptop, the above listed software must be installed on your machine beforehand.

Wireless access will be available to CSIG participants while in the San Diego Supercomputer Center building (where the CSIG is being held).


References for the Web Service

Installation guide:
Setting up environment to program Web Services (MS Word doc)

XML Tutorial:
http://www.w3schools.com/xml/default.asp

Web Services Tutorials:
http://www.ammai.com/webservices/index.html
Recommended reading from this page:

  • Apache Axis Tutorial, Part I - Learn the fundamentals of using the Apache Axis SOAP toolkit for Java by creating and consuming your first Web service.
  • Apache Axis Tutorial, Part II - Learn some more concepts of Apache Axis, such as the deployment descriptor and handlers.

WSDL:
http://w2ks.dei.isep.ipp.pt/labdotnet/recursos/wsdl.pdf

SOAP:
http://www.soaprpc.com/tutorials/

Visualization Tool to be wrapped as web service:
http://www.ivs3d.com/products/fledermaus/

Point Cloud Visualization tool:
http://lidar.asu.edu/LViz.html

References for GIS

Sites:
http://www.gis.com/ (or just www.esri.com)
http://www.opengeospatial.org/

GIS Data depot:
http://data.geocomm.com/

GIS Resource List:
http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/home/giswww.html

a nice GIS Portal:
http://gislounge.com/

GIS poster from USGS:
http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/gis_poster/

Google Earth:
http://earth.google.com/

KML:
http://earth.google.com/kml/

References for Data Management

Data Modeling:
http://www.utexas.edu/its/windows/database/datamodeling/index.html

XML Tutorial:
http://www.brics.dk/~amoeller/XML/index.html

Ontology Development 101:
http://www.ksl.stanford.edu/people/dlm/papers/ontology101/
ontology101-noy-mcguinness.html


OWL Guide (official OWL tutorial):
http://www.w3.org/TR/owl-guide/

References for Scientific Workflows

Kepler web site
http://kepler-project.org

Kepler user guide
http://cvs.ecoinformatics.org/cvs/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/kepler/
docs/user/KeplerEndUserDoc.pdf?rev=1.1&content-type=text/pdf


Kepler workflows examples
http://kepler-project.org/Wiki.jsp?page=WorkflowExamples

Books

The ESRI Guide to GIS Analysis Volume 1: Geographic Patterns & Relationships
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1879102064/

Geographic Information Systems and Science
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471892750/

Getting to Know ArcGIS Desktop: The Basics of ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo Updated for ArcGIS 9 (Getting to Know series)
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/158948083X/

Presentation and Webcast archives from past Summer Institutes:

http://www.geongrid.org/CSIG05/presentations.html
http://www.geongrid.org/CSIG04/presentations.html
http://www.geongrid.org/CSIG04/webcasts.html