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IDN Services and SERF Update Heather Weir
Earth Science Related Tools & Services Contains: –Descriptions of commercial and non-commercial Earth science tools, resources, and services –Links to downloadable software, models, and tools Types of Services: –Data analysis and visualization, data handling, hazards management, metadata handling, models, Earth science educational resources, environmental advisory services, and information services
Earth Science Related Tools & Services Background: –First implemented in 1999 –Built on the same architecture and design of the GCMD data system –Searchable database by service keyword or free-text. –Service Entry Resource Format (SERF) metadata record contains all pertinent information about the service –Availability to directly link to these tools and services from the data set descriptions, and, a link to data sets that can be utilized with the tools.
Earth Science Related Tools & Services Homepage
Total SERFs In GCMD Jan August 2005
Distribution of SERFs
Distribution of SERF Usage
User Activity (Service Parameter Hits) August 2002 – January 2005 Introduction of the new web page Indexed by GOOGLE Possible result of several GIS conferences
New IDN Data Services Homepage Thumbnail images to go with service topics
New Look Dynamically generated variables list based on popularity.
Breadcrumbs To know where you are To move between levels
docBUILDER for Services Add your Earth Science Tools Resources Services
Future Enhancements for IDN Services UDDI Service Registry Using SOAP Launching invocable services Services Keyword Subscription Service Search Refinements for SERFs
Keyword Subscription Service Receive notifications of updates, removals, and additions to Keywords for: –Data Centers/Service Providers –Platforms –Instruments –Locations –Projects