GEON Node Deployed at AIST, Japan
The National Institue of Advanced and Industrial Science
and Technology (AIST), Japan deployed a GEON node during
August and is planning to make MODIS and ASTER datasets
available to the GEON community. Delegates of AIST attended the CSIG '05
and, subsequently, worked with GEON team members at SDSC to
install the GEON stack at their location. AIST will deploy
their own Certificate Authority (CA) and SDSC will ensure that
Grid certificates can be exchanged between the AIST domain and
the GEON domain.
GEON Portal Supports the Registration and Search of More Resource Types
The GEON software development team at San Diego Supercomputer Center
released new modules for supporting more types of resources on the
GEONgrid portal. The portal now supports the upload of new data formats
such as GMT Raster and CUAHSI Arbitrary Data Objects along with the
registration of scientific software tools and Web Services. These
capabilities will bring more data and tools for analysis and
visualization for the geosciences community on the portal. The next step
in the development focuses on supporting more data formats and building
new functionality for information integration using these new data
formats. GEONgrid portal capabilities can be accessed from the URL:
GSA to publish Special Paper on GEOINFORMATICS
GEON researcher Krishna Sinha is the editor of a new Geological Society of
America Special Paper GEOINFORMATICS. The volume, in press, represents
the first collection of research papers from both geoscientists and
information technology researchers defining the emerging field of
Contact Sinha at email@example.com for more details.
Ontologic Data Registration Work Continues
During a week-long visit to SDSC in August, Krishna Sinha of Virginia
Tech worked with Kai Lin to formalize data level ontology that is
required for ontologic data registration. Progress was made during this
dedicated time, and a release date is anticipated in October. More
information on the status and direction of this work can be gained by
contacting Sinha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A.K. Sinha (GEON PI, VA Tech) to give invited presentation on "GEON,
Geological Data and Data Products" at the upcoming EarthScope in the
Northern Rockies Workshop in Bozeman, MT, Sept 16-18th (abstract
GEON PIs Ann Gates (UTEP), Randy Keller (UTEP), and Chaitan Baru (SDSC)
will present at a technical session entitled "Cyberinfrastructure, What
Is It?" at the
SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and
Native Americans) Annual Meeting in Denver (Sept 29-Oct 2, 2005)
The project will also host a booth (#447) at this meeting.
A paper entitled
"Grid-Enabled Mediation Services for Geospatial Information"
written by SDSC GEON team members I. Zaslavsky, C. Baru, K.
Bhatia, A. Memon (along with P. Velikhov and V. Veytser) has been
published in the book "Next Generation Geospatial Information from
Digital Image Analysis to Spatiotemporal Databases" (ISBN: 0415380499).
This paper references work done on a popular information integration
strategy that relies on middleware component called the mediator for
rewriting user queries against heterogeneous distributed data sources
using the Grid Enabled Mediation Service being developed for the
Cyberinfrastructure projects like GEON, BIRN, etc.