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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <chris.a.mattm...@jpl.nasa.gov>
Subject Re: Research project on integrating geoservices with Apache Airavata
Date Wed, 03 Apr 2013 21:23:05 GMT
What Martin said. x50 :)

Great job Martin.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
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University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Desruisseaux <martin.desruisseaux@geomatys.fr>
Organization: Geomatys
Reply-To: "dev@sis.apache.org" <dev@sis.apache.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 2:13 PM
To: "dev@sis.apache.org" <dev@sis.apache.org>
Cc: Harsha Kumara <harsz89@gmail.com>, "dev@airavata.apache.org"
<dev@airavata.apache.org>, Shahani Markus Weerawarana
<shahani.w@gmail.com>, Nipuni Perera <nipuni880917@gmail.com>,
"dev@oodt.apache.org" <dev@oodt.apache.org>
Subject: Re: Research project on integrating geoservices with Apache

>Hello Kumara
>Le 03/04/13 15:43, Harsha Kumara a écrit :
>> Those resources are really helpful for us to get a good background about
>> science workflows and gateways.Now we  focus more on to geoscience
>> aspects.
>> As you suggested we are looking into Apache SIS to some extent. But we
>> to know whether that integration will completely expose OGC and how far
>> convenient it will be for scientists.
>To give some context, it may be worth to present some of the SIS
>I'm myself an oceanographer by formation (I'm not supposed to be a
>developer) and started to work on GIS as a side effect of a Ph.D thesis
>in oceanography, with a strong need for statistical analysis work. For
>this reason, my contribution to SIS is strongly focused on scientist
>needs. While I admit that ease of use is important, my personal approach
>is to try to be accurate first, then provide convenience methods next.
>Incidentally, I work in a small company which is hosted by a public
>research institutes specialized in remote sensing images.
>We are also OGC members. I'm the current chair of the GeoAPI working
>group. Frédéric Houbie is a member of the OGC Architecture Board (OAB)
>and the editor of some OGC specifications. Johann Sorel has done 2 or 3
>years ago for OGC Met-Ocean group a proof of concept of SLD usability to
>meteorological maps.
>We are in the process of porting approximatively one million lines of
>code to Apache SIS. While only ISO 19115 metadata is emerging right now,
>the stack to port comprise referencing services, coverages, features,
>processing, rendering, catalog, sensors, web services (WMS, WCS, WPS,
>etc.), desktop application, and more. They are currently available as
>various open source projects (Geotoolkit.org, MapFaces,
>Constellation-SDI, Puzzle-GIS, MD-Web) that we would like to consolidate
>in Apache SIS. In this process, we are putting effort in consolidation,
>documenting, adding more tests, and resolving some known limitations.
>We are in an interesting situation where the project is both relatively
>young, and disposes of a relatively large code base. Peoples can
>evaluate the existing code in the above-mentioned projects and express
>their concerns before we port them to Apache SIS. It may be a nice
>opportunity, because it is easier to influence a young project than an
>old one in order to meet your needs.
>     Regards,
>         Martin

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