nasa data through aws
2 weeks agoNovember 13, 2013
assesses the state of open government data around the world
3 weeks agoNovember 10, 2013
yeah. so not being able to validate fgdc (or iso) metadata due to the government shutdown is more amusing than it should be.
the shutdown has forced part of the office to return to microfiche.
you never really think about how much metadata you’re validating until someone from noaa calls asking if you’re trying to bring down their server. nope. we just really like validating millions of files. and then arguing about validity vs. completeness vs. correctness.
i am not sure when my career took such a horribly wrong turn.
although i know a guy with several thousand boxes of data cds for large chunks of federal datasets. probably undocumented. probably uncatalogued. at least fifty thousand discs. at a minimum. i am fairly certain that the point at which people start getting desperate enough for data to go ask will coincide with the point at which we all start running out of whatever grant money we have and stop caring about where we can get modis.
the census made a gif of a ferret using a computer.
i have never understood how they could do things so badly over there.
2 months agoSeptember 26, 2013
a qgis data package for antarctica
3 months agoSeptember 3, 2013
hyperlocal near real-time map of global temperature (from forecast.io)
3 months agoSeptember 2, 2013
this was a good talk at foss4g-na, too
5 months agoJune 12, 2013
The re3data.org registry allows the easy identification of appropriate research data repositories, both for data producers and users. The registry covers research data repositories from all academic disciplines. Information icons display the principal attributes of a repository, allowing users to identify the functionalities and qualities of a data repository. These attributes can be used for multi-faceted searches, for instance to find a repository for geoscience data using a Creative Commons licence.
6 months agoJune 1, 2013
REST api for the REMS weather data (CSIC-INTA) collected by the Curiosity Rover