Re: Paper on OpenDAP
Thanks very much John, I will use it.....
Not sure how to build a citation tho'
I've referenced Ben's older one on it......GR
John Caron wrote:
Hi Glenn, et al
We will also submit a paper at 2006 AMS IIPS, title "Unidata's THREDDS
Data Server" (John Caron, Ethan Davis, Robb Kambic, Yuan Ho).
*Unidata's** THREDDS Data Server*
John Caron, Ethan Davis, Yuan Ho, Robb Kambic
The Thredds Data Server (TDS) combines Thredds Catalog Services with
integrated data serving capabilities, including OPeNDAP and WCS, and
automatic catalog generation. The data serving capabilities are built
on the NetCDF-Java version 2.2 library, which combines the NetCDF-3,
OPeNDAP 2, and HDF5 data models, into what is called the nj22/Netcdf-4
Common Data Model. TDS is 100% Java, open source, and runs as a Tomcat
web server application. This paper will detail its capabilities and
Feel free to quote, steal, or reference.
We'd like to read your BAM paper when its available. Also yours,
Glenn Rutledge wrote:
Hi Peter (Ethan?)
I have also just completed the review comments for an accepted AMS
BAMS paper on NOMADS- mostly on data availability and OPeNDAP enabled
client/servers- it's also a requested companion paper to the new NCEP
I included ODC but would like to include words on new directions as
per Tennessee......the TDS----is there anything I can use as a
citation or at least sentence or two? Regards, Glenn
Peter Cornillon wrote:
I assume that James will chime in with some more info re plans in
the future. What I often do when looking for data is to use google.
For example, a Ferret user just asked the Ferret e-mail list where
he might get T/P data. I googled: topex opendap coards. Ferret feels
comfortable with COARDS so I figured that if I could find his data
in COARDS for available via OPeNDAP he should suck the data directly
into Ferret via OPeNDAP. I found the MERSEA site right off the bat.
I've used the same trick to find SST data and wind data. The work
that we are currently doing to incorporate THREDDS into OPeNDAP
servers as well as to upgrade our servers so that they indicate
their presence on the network is aimed at the same problem.
Hopefully, one can use Google or another search engine to find
OPeNDAP servers and then one can crawl these sites via the THREDDS
catalog. We do have a project with the UCSB Alexandria Digital
Library group to work on better data discovery and I believe that
they are investigating a web crawler that will look for OPeNDAP
server based on some of the ideas that I have brought forward re
searches via Google. Hope that this helps.
p.s. If you are interested in papers that we have published re
OPeNDAP, please let me know and I will point you at them.
On Aug 11, 2005, at 8:34 PM, Tennessee Leeuwenburg wrote:
I have written a draft paper on the work I have been doing at the
Australian Bureau of Meteorology which has been accepted into a
conference here in September. In light of some of the reviewer
comments, I would like to spend a little more time describing the
OpenDAP community, and going into more depth w.r.t. XML data
One thing I thought I might try would be to write a catalog crawler
to demonstrate how one can discover data sources using automated
tools to a greater extent that possible under ad-hoc data publication.
I also thought I would get some feedback on what the community saw
as the most interesting aspects of thredds/opendap, and what new
directions are on the horizon (if I might be allowed to mix my
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