determinedDate: Fri, 1 Oct 2004 12:27:43 -0500 To: address@hidden From: Richard Ullman <address@hidden> Subject: RFC: NASA Earth Science Data Systems Standards Cc: Bcc: X-Attachments: :Elm:186562:DAP2_review.doc:
NASA Data Systems Stakeholders:
Data systems standards are a central enabling component of NASA's strategy for the Earth science data systems. The Earth Science Data Systems Working Group for Standards is charged with directing the adoption of data systems standards that will enhance interoperation of Earth science data systems within the agency and with partnering organizations. We do this through open review of standards submitted by community stakeholders for endorsement by NASA. It is absolutely essential that members of communities that may be impacted by proposed standards provide input in this process.
We are seeking your review of DAP, a data access protocol used in
OPeNDAP and DODS data systems, proposed as a community standard endorsed for use by NASA data systems. The Standards Process Group (SPG) has
that this proposal is relevant to Earth science data and there is indication of community support especially in, but certainly not limited to, ocean sciences. James Gallagher, Nathan Potter, Tom Sgouros, Steve Hankin, and Glenn Flierl, from Peter Cornillon's DODS/OPeNDAP group, have provided a "Request for Comments" documenting the DAP 2.0 specification (see link below).
The scope of the present review is experience with implementation. If you have experience in implementing or installing a DAP server or client we'd like to hear from you. If you have tried to implement or install a DAP server or client but abandoned the effort for whatever reason, we'd like to hear about that experience as well. We'd also like to hear from those with experiences with similar systems about the appropriateness of the proposed specification. The attached word document provides guidance.
The DAP 2.0 Proposal (ESE-RFC-004) http://spg.gsfc.nasa.gov/rfc/004/
About the Standards Process: overview: http://spg.gsfc.nasa.gov/About/ charter: http://spg.gsfc.nasa.gov/rfc/001/ process details: http://spg.gsfc.nasa.gov/rfc/002/
Comments should be sent before November 12th to mailto:address@hidden
Richard Ullman ~ for the ESE-RFC-004 Technical Working Group (TWG)
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