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NASA HDF-EOS Web GIS Software Suite (NWGISS)
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Summary
Abstract: NASA HDF-EOS Web GIS Software Suite (NWGISS) is a suite of web GIS software
that makes HDF-EOS data available to GIS users based on Open GIS Consortium's
(OGC) interoperability protocols. It consists of the following components: a
map server (WMS), a coverage server (WCS), a catalog server, a Multi-Protocol
Geoinformation Client (MPGC), and a toolbox. Those components can work both
independently or collaboratively.

NWGISS can work with all three types of HDF-EOS data, namely swath, grid, and
point. Currently, the map server, compliant with OGC web mapping specification
1.0, has been developed and tested. The coverage server, which serves real data
to GIS clients, has been developed and tested as a part of OGC WMT II
activities. The catalog server provides catalog search capabilities to GIS
clients. The state-full catalog server has been implemented and the http-based
stateless catalog server is being implemented. The Multi-Protocol
Geoinformation Client (MPGC) provides an interoperable way of accessing
geospatial data, especially those from remote sensing. It is in conformity with
OGC's web coverage specification ( version 0.5 & 0.7 ), web feature, web map
and web registry specification to communicate with a server to request any
subsets of a multi-dimensional and multi-temporal geospatial data for a
specific geographic region from the server and overlay map image. It also can
reformat the returning data set in user specified data format. And more, it is a
robust visualization and analytical tool for geospatial data.

The toolbox consists of two-way translators between HDF-EOS and major GIS
formats, as well as the CreateCapabilities tool that automatically creates the
XML capabilities descriptions from the metadata in HDF-EOS files. Both tools
are available now. NWGISS map and coverage servers have been used by NASA and
other space agencies. NWGISS is free to data providers who want to serve
HDF-EOS data to GIS clients.

http://laits.gmu.edu/Papers/NWGISS.htm

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Service Citation
Title: NASA HDF-EOS Web GIS Software Suite (NWGISS)
Provider: LAITS, GMU
URL: http://laits.gmu.edu/Papers/NWGISS.htm
ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
Keywords
HDF
Service Provider
Laboratory of Advanced Information and Technology Standards, School of Computational Science, George Mason University

Service Provider Personnel
Name: LIPING DI
Phone: 703-993-6114
Fax: 703-993-6127
Email: ldi at gmu.edu
Contact Address:
Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MSN 6E1
George Mason University
City: Fairfax
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 22032
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

WENLI YANG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-5312
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Wenli.Yang at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA/GSFC Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-07-26
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-12-14
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