Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists

San Diego Supercomputer Center
August 11-15, 2008
San Diego, CA

The week-long Cyberinfrastructure Summer Institute for Geoscientists (CSIG) will be held from August 11-15, 2008, at the Synthesis Center ( in Atkinson Hall on the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) campus. Sessions run all day with breaks and meals provided throughout.

A tentative schedule for this year’s CSIG can be accessed on the Program Information page. This may be revised as final details are worked through, though the general topics to be covered throughout the week will remain consistent.

Topics to be covered in this week-long Institute include:

  • Introduction to Geoinformatics;
  • Scope, impact, and organization of the Geo Community;
  • Data sharing portals and networks;
  • Data integration challenges;
  • Service Oriented Architecture and Web services including examples using the GEON LiDAR Workflow (GLW);
  • Introduction to open standards, WMS, WCS, GeoSciML. Serving maps with ArcIMS, Minnesota Map Server, Google.
  • Visualization of 3-D and 4-D data;
  • Overview of available resources, include EarthScope Portal, Google Maps, etc.
  • As in previous years, partial funding (Institute and local expenses) will be available to participants.

This CSIG is made possible through funding provided by NSF (


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