Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Geosciences is a multidisciplinary subject.
utilizes informatics and telecommunications technologies to facilitate
the exploitation and the fruition of Earth Sciences results. The key
objective is providing the Information Society with Earth Sciences
resources, in a near-real-time and transparent way.
standardization process of Geospatial Information is extremely
important for providing systems interoperablity and enable the
development of effective Spatial Data Infrastructures.
Our vision is based on the following main points:
1. accept present and future heterogeneity
2. share data and services according to your data policy
3. implement interoperability
4. adopt de-facto standards
5. think about (Web) services and resources
6. mediate models
7. adapts protocols
8. decouple components
9. reuse software
Research and Development
of Earth and Space Science Informatics of the Institute of Atmospheric
Pollution Research (IIA) of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
Area della Ricerca di Roma1, Via Salaria Km 29,300 Monterotondo, (RM), Italy
Proof of Concept
have prototyped several software artifacts (e.g. tools, services and
MLs), freely available, to demonstrate the feasability and
effectiveness of our vision.
Try them! If you want to know more, please, contact us.
is a catalog of catalogs (i.e. a catalog broker) which implements
data models mediation, services protocol adaptations and query and
is a browser for a federation of Geo-servers (i.e. geo-information
catalog and access servers); supported servers include: OGC WMS and WCS, THREDDS Data Servers, THREDDS/OPeNDAP servers, CDI catalog servers (e.g. MERSEA catalogs)
is an OGC WCS server implementation, which implements the entire data
domain sub-settings and returns netCDF-CF data and/or ncML-GML