The primary goals of this project for the period between July 15, 2011 and September 30, 2015 are in the following areas:
Support activities for NASA HDF data providers and data users and for the EOSDIS Core System (ECS)As EOSDIS matures and increasing amounts of data are archived, current users will be joined by users with an ever-broadening range of applications. Usability and accessibility of EOS data are not only crucial towards global climate change research but also become increasingly important for policy makers, educators, the private sector and the general public. The HDF Group will provide continuing support in the form of the HDF helpdesk, workshops, training and documentation. The HDF Group will also work with the ECS, DAACs and other data centers to improve usability and accessibility of EOS data by means of on-site visits, consulting and tutorials.
Maintenance and quality assurance for HDF4 and HDF5 libraries and utilitiesMaintenance includes making minor feature changes to address EOSDIS requirements, correcting errors, keeping the software, test suites, configurations, and documentation current, and conducting periodic releases of the software. Quality assurance involves upgrading and extending software testing, reviewing and revising documentation, improving the software development process, and strengthening software development standards.
Evolving the HDF4 and HDF5 library and utilities to meet new NASA EOS requirementsTwo focused areas include enhancing HDF5 backward and forward compatibility support and developing tools to improve the accessibility and usability of data stored in HDF5.
Integration with complementary technologies and application domainsForemost is to operate well with HDF-EOS technologies, which means making sure that the two perform efficiently together and that the HDF-EOS library and tools use HDF as effectively as possible. Other technologies, such OPeNDAP, netCDF, XML, and GIS can add tremendous value when effectively integrated with HDF.
Prototype study of web technologies to access HDF dataInvestigate other web technologies that can benefit the access of NASA HDF data.
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