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Scientific Visualization Studio Image Server
Entry ID: SVS_IMAGE_SERVER
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Summary
Abstract: The goal of the SVS Image Server is to make NASA Earth Science data and research results directly available to students, educators, and the general public through broadly useful applications.

The highly successful World Wide Web consists of three parts: servers containing formatted information, applications to interactively access and display that information, and protocols that allow the servers and applications to communicate. In a similar manner, the SVS Image Server consists of a server with a catalog of formatted Earth Science information products (http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov), using open, geographically-based protocols to serve that information to applications targeted at the classroom, the general public, or any other interested community.

The information products that the SVS Image Server provides are a sampling of the many visualizations and animations developed by the Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio. These products are based on the specific data, missions, and research results deemed important by NASA and are designed to visually explain those results to the public. The focus of the SVS Image Server is to populate a specific server with a large amount of exciting, scientifically diverse products and then, by example and direct technical assistance, to help other NASA entities create their own such servers. In this way, a critical mass of information will be served that will promote use of that information through exciting end-user applications such as World Wind and Celestia.

The audience for SVS Image Server products is primarily students and teachers in grades 5-12, the grades in which the National Science Education Content Standards have significant Earth Science content elements. By the end of this project, it is expected that the SVS Image Server will offer teachers and educational media providers numerous specific examples of NASA data that support the teaching of Earth Science in these grades. The audience for the SVS Image Server and server protocols is the educational content community, the creators of educational software for the classroom, and the designers of interactive scientific exhibits such as the ones in museums and science centers.

The core protocols by which the SVS Image Server distributes material are being developed by the NASA Geospatial Interoperability Office, which consults directly with the Image Server development team. Because these protocols are specifically developed with the commercial GIS community to meet their requirements for automated access to data held by the government and private sector, their long-term viability is very high. Also, the distributed and open nature of the protocols allows any content provider to join the process by establishing a server and any applications developer to develop software based on these open standards.

The distributed, open model by which the SVS Image Server functions is designed to be a framework for distributing Earth-related material from a provider (NASA in this case) to users (students in this case). Just as the World Wide Web is not restricted in either content or end-user, neither is this functionality. The important point is that the capability be robust and extensible for many uses. If a student can use the SVS Image Server in the classroom in middle and high school, and applications to use this functionality are available in college (access data for a geology class), other disciplines (look at maps of historical events), and public life (check the weather), then the student will have a greater capability for satisfying an interest in Earth Science material at any educational stage.

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Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB MAP SERVICE (WMS)
Description: Access the Scientific Visualization Studio Image Server as a WMS.

Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: Users can use NASA WorldWind to view visualizations.

Link: GET SERVICE
Description: Access the Scientific Visualization Studio Image Server.
Service Citation
Originators: NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio
Title: Scientific Visualization Studio Image Server
Provider: NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio
URL: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/Gallery/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FEED PRODUCTS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOOD SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE GEOPHYSICS   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN ACOUSTICS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE   [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES   [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOCHEMISTRY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOTHERMAL DYNAMICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE VOLCANISM   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >GAMMA RAY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADIO WAVE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND   [Definition]
OCEANS >AQUATIC SCIENCES   [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >HUMIDITY INDICES   [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >X-RAY   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS   [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS   [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX   [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PROTISTS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >BACTERIA/ARCHAEA   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >VIRUSES
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >LIDAR   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
HEALTH
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
STRUCTURE
TRANSPORTATION
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Access Constraints
None
Use Constraints
None
Service Provider
Scientific Visualization Studio, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Service Provider Personnel
Name: HORACE MITCHELL
Email: horace.g.mitchell at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
HORACE MITCHELL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: horace.g.mitchell at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

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
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2010-11-16
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-11-16
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