AIP-2 Engineering Reports

 GEOSS AIP-2 Engineering Reports

One of the major outcomes of the GEOSS Architecture Implementation Pilot, Phase 2 (AIP-2) is a set of Engineering Reports (ERs).  Listed below is the set of coordinated ERs that describe the requirements, design, and implementation conducted during AIP-2.  The ERs provide a portion of the augmentation of the GCI by AIP-2.

Select a link to view the Scope and Editors of an ER and a link to the report.

A zip file of all ERs is available.

Another key outcome of AIP-2 are the demonstration videos.

For general information see AIP-2 overview

 


GEOSS AIP-2 Summary Engineering Report

 

Scope: This AIP-2 ER provides an overall summary of the AIP-2 project including description of the development process, an overview of the architecture, summary of the achievements and a discussion of lessons learned of AIP-2.  The Summary ER describes the process of implementing GEOSS SBA scenarios through reusable transverse technology Use Cases.  Persistent Exemplar services identified during AIP-2 are listed.  Elements of the other AIP-2 ERs are included along with short summaries of the all of the ERs.  This AIP-2 ER will be offered for consideration by the GEOSS Best Practice Registry editors and to OGC Technical Committee for consideration as a Best Practice.

Point of Contact Editor: George Percivall, OGC

Contributing Editors: Hervé Caumont, ERDAS/OGC; Nadine Alameh, MobileAps/OGC; Josh Lieberman, Traverse/OGC

The Final Document is now available. 


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Renewable Energy SBA Engineering Report

 

Scope: This AIP-2 ER illustrates an end-to-end scenario between a data provider on the one hand and a consulting company looking for the best place to sit a solar power plant on the other hand. Both benefit from GEOSS as a centralized point of access. The needs of the data providers looking for an efficient dissemination of his databases are expressed. The necessary concepts, steps, tools and actions needed on the data providers side to ensure that resources copes with the various GEOSS use cases allowing a full search, discovery and bind mechanisms are described. From W3C Web Service deployment, building INSPIRE ISO 19119 Metadata for WAF (Web Accessible Folder) catalogue, registering components and services in the GEOSS Service Registry, all the necessary steps towards data and catalogue interoperability are detailed. A dedicated Community Portal for Renewable Energy (www.webservice-energy.org) is currently hosting numerous Web Services for the goods of the community. A dedicated client specially build for the scenario as a JSR-168 Portlet is presented. This client allows Web Services chaining from remote interoperable map resources of GEOSS  data providers.  Based on a real business use case, the needs of the consulting company are also expressed within the scenario and illustrate the usefulness of GEOSS.

Point of Contact Editor: Lionel Menard, Mines ParisTech

Contributing Editors: Mines ParisTech and Team

The final document is now available. 


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Air Quality and Health SBA Engineering Report

 

Scope: This Engineering Report describes how the Air Quality Workgroup used and tested the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) in order to register, discover, and access datasets relevant to air quality management. The AQ Workgroup adopted the convention that all AQ data must be accessible as an OGC WMS or WCS and developed a process to create  ISO 19115 metadata records for the AQ Community Catalog from WMS/WCS GetCapabilities documents. Using a service oriented architecture approach, data and metadata flows from the data providers through the GCI to the users. This methodology and infrastructure was demonstrated using a scenario entitled, "Southern California Smoke" which describes how air quality event  managers would use data available through GEOSS to predict and analyze the effect of smoke plumes on air quality during and after the Southern California Wildfire of October 2007. This demonstration is just one example of the broad capabilities of the infrastructure, which allows a single dataset to be reused for multiple decision support activities and supports a single decision support activity that needs multiple datasets. 

Point of Contact Editor: Erin Robinson, Washington University - St. Louis

Contributing Editors:  David McCabe, EPA; Rudy Husar, Washington University - St. Louis; Stefan Falke, Northrop Grumman;

The final document is now available


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Pika Biodiversity SBA Engineering Report

 

Scope: This AIP-2 ER will briefly describe the use scenario entitled "Pika Distribution" of the Climate Change and Biodiversity WG.  The ER describes how the GEOSS-based system was tested to predict how biodiversity will change with climate, for Pikas distribution in the Great Basin (North America). The architecture of the developed system is described, focusing on the GEOSS standard components and services utilized by the demonstration. Persistent Exemplars services identified are listed.

Point of Contact Editor:  S. Nativi

Contributing Editors: S.J. Khalsa, M. Santoro, C. Ray, E. O'Tuama, G. Geller, D. Thomas.

The final document is now available.


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Arctic Food Chain Biodiversity SBA Engineering Report

Scope: This AIP-2 ER will briefly describe the use scenario entitled "Climate Change and Biodiversity Arctic Food Chain" of the Climate Change and Biodiversity WG. The ER describes how the GEOSS-based system was tested to assess the impact of climate change on the species of a simple food chain in the Arctic region. The architecture of the developed system is described, focusing on the GEOSS standard components and services utilized by the demonstration. Persistent Exemplars services identified are listed.

Point of Contact Editor:  S. Nativi

Contributing Editors: S.J. Khalsa, M. Santoro, F. Huettmann, E. O'Tuama, G. Geller, D. Thomas.

The final document is now available


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Polar Ecosystems Biodiversity SBA Engineering Report

 

Scope: This AIP-2 ER will describe the user scenario entitled "Polar Ecosystem Vegetation Changes Scenario". The ER describes how the GEOSS-based system was tested to identify the extent and degree of vegetation changes in response to climate change in arctic ecosystems, and in particular, the boreal-tundra ecotone. The architecture, workflow of the developed system is presented, the standards-based GEOSS components and services are highlighted.

Point of Contact Editor: Doug Nebert, USGS

Contributing Editors: Yuqi Bai, GMU;

The final document is now available.


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Disaster Management SBA Engineering Report

 

Scope: The GEOSS AIP-2 Disaster Management Scenario describes the integration and utilization of GEOSS standard components and services to supply forecasts, a stream of satellite and in-situ observations, and derived maps integrated with local and regional data sets to support all phases of the disaster cycle.  The scenario is applied to flooding disasters caused by tropical storms, hurricanes, cyclones, and tsunamis in particular, but can be easily re-cast to cover other disaster types such as earthquakes, wildfires, landslides, volcanoes, tornadoes, and many more.  The user roles and their contributions to the scenario are defined at the several levels of the GEOSS architecture.  The components and services implemented as part of this scenario are in on-going use supporting disaster management activities on a global scale.  For example, evaluation of the utilization by local and regional disaster, meteorology, and hydrology agencies in Africa and the Caribbean will be developed in Nov-Dec 2009 and plans for 2010 refined accordingly.

Point of Contact Editor:  Didier Giacobbo, SpotImage

Contributing Editors: Stuart Frye, NASA;  Hervé Caumont, ERDAS/OGC: Ron Lowther, Northrop Grumman 

The final document is now available.


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Unified Modeling Engineering Report

 

Scope: The GEOSS Unified Modeling team engineering report provides the depiction expresses the Reference Model of the Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP) viewpoint using the Unified Modeling Language as the syntax.  This is done by expressing each scenario of each GEOSS Societal Benefit Area in five viewpoints as described in ISO/IEC 10746:1996 Part 3 Reference Model ODP Architecture and description of the UML concepts and extensions provided in ISO/IEC 19793:2007

Point of Contact Editor:  Larry McGovern, INCOSE and Northrop Grumman

Contributing Editors: INCOSE GEO Team


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Use Cases Engineering Report

 

Scope: This AIP-2 ER describes a set of transverse technology Use Cases developed and used in AIP-2.  The Use Cases define reusable activities of a service oriented architecture tailored for GEOSS.  This report will contain the general Use Cases that were specialized to implement the specific SBA Scenarios.  The SBA Scenarios and specialized use cases are defined in separate AIP-2 ERs.  The Use Case ER will contains a mapping of the use cases to the GEOSS AIP Components Types.  This AIP-2 ER will be offered for consideration by the GEOSS Best Practice Registry editors and to OGC Technical Committe for consideration as a Best Practice.

Point of Contact Editor: Nadine Alameh, Mobilaps and OGC

Contributing Editors: George Percivall, OGC;  Josh Lieberman, Traverse/OGC; Hervé Caumont, ERDAS/OGC

The Final Document is now available.  


 

GEOSS AIP-2 End-to-End Discovery and Access Engineering Report

 

Scope: This AIP-2 ER describes the practice of publishing, documenting, and registering contributed resources from the point of view of classes of GEOSS users who wish to discover and access those resources. It emphasizes two roles for the GEOSS Common Infrastructure: 1) Service-oriented structure for service-based application development by technically advanced users; and 2) Content-oriented search and linking for users with a less technical Web portal approach. "End-to-end" here refers to the connection between desired user discovery practices  and queries on the one end; and the provided resource interfaces and documentation on the other

Point of Contact Editor: Josh Lieberman, OGC and Traverse, Inc.

Contributing Editors:Hervé Caumont, Nadine Alameh, Doug Nebert, Ted Habermann, Marten Hogeweg

The Final Document is now available


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Workflow and Processing Engineering Report

 

Scope: This AIP-2 ER describes the workflow and processing group experience in implementing two use cases: authoring workflows and publishing workflows. Extracts from a detailed use case developed for registering workflows within the GEOSS registry are included, and issues related to the limits of the registry related to workflow and processing interoperability are discussed. Technical issues in processing services within GEOSS are presented.

Point of Contact Editor: Greg Yetman, CIESIN; 

Contributing Editors: Genong (Eugene) Yu, GMU;, Brian Falk, CIESIN; 

The Final Document is now available


 

GEOSS AIP-2 Testing Services Engineering Report

 

Scope: This document aims to provide a clear picture of the Test facility setup during GEO Architecture Implementation Pilot #2 (AIP-2). The Test Facility is an augmentation of the AIP-2 with respect AIP-1 of GEO. Main contributors to the Test Facility have been the European Space Agency (ESA) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Contributors have provided testing services that can be used by developer of GEOSS service and components to verify their implementation of protocols and standards. Test services have also been used during AIP-2 activities to test components against the Transverse Technology Use Cases and to support the Scenario demonstrations through the test of services used in the scenarios. Examples of performed tests are provided in the document..

Point of Contact Editor:  Gianni Sotis, ESA

Contributing Editors: Michelle Anthony, USGS

The final document is now available in two parts: Part 1 , Part 2

 

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FINAL_23082009_AIP2_SBA_ER_Floods.pdf2.61 MB
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