Presentation on theme: "G EOMIND Project Geophysical Multilingual Internet-Driven Information Service EC project co-financed by the eContentplus programme Budget:2.4 million Euros."— Presentation transcript:
G EOMIND Project Geophysical Multilingual Internet-Driven Information Service EC project co-financed by the eContentplus programme Budget:2.4 million Euros Start date:September 1, 2006 GEOMIND Portal Launch date:August 31, 2008
Project team Partners countries: 9 Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia Current number of data providers: 9 Number of researchers involved: 100+
Project organisation – workpackages Awareness and Dissemination10 Service Development and Implementation9 XML Exchange Standards for Geophysical Data8 Multilingual dictionary and System Interface Content7 Standards for Geophysical Digital Content6 System Concept and Functional Requirements5 Legal Implications4 Inventory of National Geophysical Data Resources3 User Needs Assessment and User Requirements2 Project management1
Project objectives To develop a unique and sophisticated IT solution for Internet-driven geophysical information service: multilingual user interface national data resources aggregated new/extended standards of data representation/exchange developed user needs analyzed and addressed system open for geographic/linguistic/thematic extensions seamless geographic data information service.
Main project achievements Developed unique software for data management: Metadata Editor portal GEOMIND Catalog Service Web Implementation of advanced methodological solutions: dynamic multilingualism XML transformations between different data structures ISO standard extension for geophysical data Impressive amount of collected metadata sets from different EU countries (over 500000). Wide dissemination of project results through Project web site.
GEOMIND is for... Government & local authorities. Exploration, mining & constructing companies. Insurance companies. Researchers & students. Individual citizens.
What is GEOMIND mission? GEOMIND system is developed to meet the needs of people and organizations who potentially use geophysical data. GEOMIND is a web based information service (portal) to search, display and order geophysical data from across Europe. GEOMIND Portal provides multilingual platform to utilize geophysical data without a limitation of national boundaries.
What is geophysical data good for? The ability to specify the rock assemblage beneath the surface. Together with boreholes and geological knowledge as a base for the 2D & 3-4D models creation. Broad applicability in the solution of specific problems, e.g., seismic data in the oil and gas exploration, magnetic data in ore prospecting, radiometric data in the radon risk assessment.
What data is included? Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) (77378) Time domain electromagnetics (TDEM) (3909) Magnetotelluric & Telluric (522) Gravimetry (265399) Magnetometry (17016) (Ground & Airborne) Radiometry (2) (Airborne & Ground) Complex Airborne (1175) Observ. Mag & pulsation Observ. Extensometry (1172) Seismics (8244) (seismic profiles, seismic field data, velocity data) Seismological data (1297) Borehole logging (27509) Petrophysical data (47576) Model (5096) Metadata in the GEOMIND profile: detailed description, geographical extent of particular data, campaigns etc. Detailed data access by using GEOMIND services. More than 500000 metadata records are already available. The number of currently available data for acquirement is shown in white brackets above.
How does GEOMIND work? Several organizations provide their geophysical data through the GEOMIND portal. An individual interested in geophysical data is able to search (textually or graphically) GEOMIND system for types of data available from data providers. Once the users have found data they will be able to directly place their order with the data provider on the GEOMIND portal. Data provider (provides public/private database information) Internet GEOMIND PORTAL Data user
The implemented system model
XML – data exchange format XML exchange formats for the geophysical metadata, header data and detailed data have been developed Achievements: XML schema definitions for the GEOMIND metadata profile XML schema definitions for detailed data, based on the General Geophysical Data Model (GGDM)
Geophysical extensions: Added metadata classes (Geophysical object, Geophysical object set, Report) Added codelist elements (roles, dates, hierarchy level, etc.) New metadata section (geophysical info: instrumentation and measurement conditions) New codelists (object types, object set types, devices etc.) GEOMIND metadata profile ISO 19115, 19139 compliant ISO 19115 Metadata for geographic datasets Geophysical Extension ISO 19115 core
CS-W Harvest and Automatically Upload Geophysical Data to the Portal Software components GEOMIND Geophysical Multilingual Internet-Driven Information Service Portal Provide a Single Access to Geophysical Data on the Internet Metadata Editor Collect and Manage Geophysical Metadata Locally
Metadata Editor A new Java application has been developed for GEOMIND purposes to collect, edit and manage geophysical metadata by each partner. As the application is based on XML schemas, it is very flexible and adoptable elsewhere.
MDE: metadata preparation and editing Create new metadata record according to preselected metadata type. Edit existing metadata record. MDEditor forms are generated differently for each metadata type, using schema. Validation of metadata record.
MDE: metadata import/export Import or export metadata records from/to MDEditor internal and GEOMIND formats. Make record or full data clones. Profile creation, by selecting custom XML schema and XSLT, provides the possibility of transforming metadata records between various XML schema's. Major options: Extensions: Export to printable format.
MDE: metadata management Filtered search for imported or created metadata records. Grouping of metadata records by object types and other criteria. Reusability of data blocks.
Automatic metadata harvesting through CS-W In accordance with CS-W OGC standard for metadata exchange
Tools for data gathering from various sources MUX – tool for easy data transfer to MDE/Portal from varying local data sources: - To access external databases by JDBC, - From Excel files prepared in GTAB format. GTAB is an easy to handle tabular format which contains a subset of the most important GEOMIND shema elements.
Portal tools for different type of users For data users: Metadata and detailed data search Detailed data ordering and download For data providers Metadata upload Metadata management Ordering management Harvesting management For system administrators: Data provider registration Data and functions accessibility management Management of multilingualism
Portal: Alphanumerical and GIS based search Simple search by geophysical method, category, country and provider. Advanced search provides more searching possibilities. Active map lets users to select the search area (bounding box). Possibility to view search results in a list or on the map. Hierarchical structure of search results. Possibility to view detailed info of the metadata record with the interactive map.
Portal: Geophysical data acquirement Metadata XML is available for free download. Geophysical data can be acquired in three different ways: free download, by ordering and by contacting a data provider. Multiple distributors and distribution options are available for the same data.
Portal: Data orders administration Possibility to administrate orders, allowing metadata provider (MDP) to control the ordering procedure.
Portal: metadata management Monitor of upload process. Activate, deactivate or delete certain record. Upload metadata records from local national sources. Monitoring of harvesting processes. Enable/disable or delete certain harvesting job.
Portal: Multilingual content management Ability to translate terms on the fly for various countries simultaneously. View translation statistics. Term search using filters and exact term id.
Portal: Metadata providers management Role assignment. Monitoring and control of active users. Control of new membership requests (approval/rejection).
Portal: Overall GEOMIND Portal supervision Monitoring and control of active metadata providers in certain country. Control of new requests to become a metadata provider in certain country (approval/rejection) Administration of Multilingualism
Multilinguality The multilingual approach of the GEOMIND project and its outcomes has been emphasized. The multilingual support covers: the project website the GEOMIND Metadata profile the multilingual thesaurus for geophysics (1500) the multilingual system interface. The system is currently provided with 10 languages.
Dissemination Project web site. Participation in conferences Presentations 15 Posters 12. Promotional souvenirs with GEOMIND logotype. www.geomind.eu/project
European cooperation at Spatial Data Infrastructure building Beyond the utility of GEOMIND, this project will assist with communication, organization and collaboration between different EU nations. The project will contribute to the development of European Spatial Data Infrastructure (INSPIRE) or to other GSDI in the geological domain.
Acknowledgements The project team acknowledges the EC eContentplus programme for co-funding the GEOMIND project