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OpenCarto: Tools and Data to Support a Variety of User Communities in Project Planning and Decision Support
Entry ID: SWERA_OpenCarto
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Summary
Abstract: OpenCarto houses the SWERA web based GIS application and provides the tools and data to support a variety of user communities in both small and large project planning, feasibility assessment, policy making, and decision support. The interface is designed to support collaboration across industries, geography, and research domains by providing interoperability between a wide range of data types and data sources. All of the data accessible through the SWERA application can be made available as web services based on spatial data standards and the application itself can display and explore data from any standards based spatial data service provider. This support for interoperability allows data from a wide range of providers including government, industry, and academia to be seamlessly integrated into one interface for analysis, querying, and exploration.

Because the OpenCarto framework was developed to support multiple independent applications each application has an intuitive, self-contained interface that provides users with a focused portal specific to their needs. This is expressed in the SWERA web based GIS where the potential to provide users with a very large catalog of data does not present data overload in the interface, an identified issue related to many data catalogues.

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Link: GET SERVICE > ACCESS MAP VIEWER
Description: OpenCarto houses the SWERA web based GIS application and provides the tools and data to support a variety of user communities in both small and large project planning, feasibility assessment, policy making, and decision support.

Link: GET DATA
Description: The underlying renewable energy information SWERA database is available to a user as GIS data. These data are distributed as shape file and image formats. Most open source and commercial GIS, internet mapping and image processing software can read these formats.

Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) initiative brings together solar and wind energy resource data sets and analysis tools from a number of international organizations in a dynamic user-oriented environment. The information and data provided on the site are freely available to the public and intended to support the work of policy makers, project planners, research analysts and investors.
Service Citation
Title: OpenCarto: Tools and Data to Support a Variety of User Communities in Project Planning and Decision Support
Provider: National Renewable Energy Laboratory
ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
ECONOMY
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Service Provider
Interactive Mapping Tools, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Service Provider Personnel
Name: NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
Phone: 202-488-2200
Contact Address:
901 D. Street, S.W. Suite 930
Province or State: Washington, D.C.
Postal Code: 20024-2157
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 202-488-2200
Contact Address:
901 D. Street, S.W. Suite 930
Province or State: Washington, D.C.
Postal Code: 20024-2157
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: 2012-07-02
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-07-02
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