RAMADDA Status Report
The RAMADDA effort is associated with the following themes from the Unidata 2013 proposal:
#1. Broadening participation and expanding community services
#2. Advancing data services
#3. Developing and deploying useful toolss
#5. Providing leadership in cyberinfrastructure
RAMADDA development continued into the summer and fall.
Some of the highlights include:
- RAMADDA was successfully used as the content management and data distribution server for the
2009 Unidata User's Workshop.
All presentation material was uploaded to RAMADDA and a number of presenters made use of the data serving capability.
There was also a number of cases where workshop participants uploaded and published IDV products as well as other content.
- RAMADDA was released (quietly) in August. We have wanted to go slowly here so that our installation processes and documentation can be refined.
It is currently running at a number of sites including the University of Oklahoma and
TMOOS as well as ongoing installations at CATHALAC (Panama) and University of Oregon.
- RAMADDA's publishing API is being integrated into the JGrass GIS client at the
University of Trento.
New features include:
- The metadata system was refactored to provide a rich declarative metadata framework. This allows for the definition of
of a wide range of metadata types without any programming. For example, RAMADDA now supports the full THREDDS metadata as well as
- A new Point Data Database entry
type. This supports uploading a point data file and the automatic creation and population of a database table that holds the point data. A rich search interface is provided with a number of useful output types (html, csv, netcdf, time series, etc).
- KML view of the content for easy integration with Google Earth.
by Jeff McWhirter