Water and Environmental Hub - GEOSS - July 24 2011

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Presentation to GEOSS Hydrology session in Vancouver, BC. http://www.waterenvironmentalhub.ca

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  • Similar to when there were websites and users (Google), videos and watchers (Youtube)
  • Today we are both empowered by laptops connected to wireless high speed networks and swamped by information that that provides.For many this is a problem including organizations that collect data.However, if we could easily sort through this mess we have an opportunity.
  • Today we are both empowered by laptops connected to wireless high speed networks and swamped by information that that provides.For many this is a problem including organizations that collect data.However, if we could easily sort through this mess we have an opportunity.
  • Env Canada – Network of Networks
  • SOA – Service Oriented Architecture
  • Assisting data aggregators like Nature AB
  • Combining data from 2 or more sources
  • Water and Environmental Hub - GEOSS - July 24 2011

    1. 1. .ca beta launched July 1st open Executive platform web Director Alex Joseph open water data Water and Environmental Hub Cybera Inc. apps through API alex.joseph@cybera.ca 403-826-3915 A not-for-profit project funded by Western EconomicDiversification, Cybera Inc. and University of Lethbridge. Led by University of Lethbridge, Cybera Inc., and Alberta WaterPortal.
    2. 2. DATA DATAProducers Users Web Platform for Discovery & Accessibility of Water Data
    3. 3. More Data Accessibility More Engagement GOVERNMENT ACADEMIC NGO INDUSTRY CITIZENSEnabling Government, Academia, Industry, NGOs, and the wider community
    4. 4. 2/3NSF says “maybe 80-90%” Phone Dave for data | Subject: Out of Office Auto Reply – on vacation… 2043 MB – Download Full Dataset
    5. 5. “…wouldn’t it be amazing to haveone (web) platform for climate and hydrometric data” – J. Allen (SFU) @ CWRA2011
    6. 6. “…the arrival of Web Services Hubs”– David Maidment (CUAHSI) @ CWRA2011
    7. 7. problem with water data• Local - majority of water data is stored on paper, local computers, controlled organizational databases -> stranded by storage medium• Opaque - most of what is available is only in downloadable format -> all or nothing• Fragmented – other data is available in small piece by painful piece -> death by a thousand clicks• Custom Format - most are not standardized -> custom structures• Human Required - virtually none are available as an API -> requires human intervention in time and $
    8. 8. the dream• All water data is available through web services - including historical, new data can be found and catalogued automatically• (at least) One great node where one can efficiently search and discover water data• Distinct pieces of datasets can be accessed on request• Data can be converted/transformed on the fly into multiple formats• User can easily mash together water datasets• Users have access to great tools and can custom build tools• Users can integrate water data with other types of data from other sources through RESTful API into custom applications
    9. 9. Water and Environmental Hub• Makes more water data available• Makes it searchable under one roof• Makes it distributable/transferrable to others• Leverages the work of the AB WaterPortal• Significantly lowers cost (time and resources) of working with water data
    10. 10. GOOGLE? Network of DATAONE? “Networks of Networks” WATER ENVIRONMENTAL HUB GRDC UNGEMS NRCAN GROUNDWATER INFO NETWORKSTATS CAN ENV CAN NRCAN USGS NOAA DEE BC MOE AB ENV AB SRD ON MOE MN DOENATURE ALBERTA LAKE WINNIPEG DATA PORTAL GREAT LAKES eBIR VANCOUVER CALGARY EDMONTON WINNIPEG LOND SUNCOR WOOD BUFFALO ENV ASSOC RAMP ABMI CITIZEN SCIENTISTS PUBLICAIR SENSORS WATER SENSORS PIPELINE SE
    11. 11. Approach• Distributed: data stays with owners• Scalable: exists in the cloud• Seamless: acts as one virtual database• Multi-access: multiple portals, tools, formats• Standards-based: uses international standards
    12. 12. 3 Deliverables• Open Web Platform• Open Water and Environmental Data• Apps through (RESTful) API
    13. 13. VIEWERS, WIDGETS, APPSService Oriented Architecture VIEWER CACHE API APPLICATION LAYER SOCIAL CATALOGUE TRANSLATOR NETWORK SYSTEM DATA LAYER EXTERNAL DATA INTERNAL DATA
    14. 14. TRANSLATOR OGC OTHER WMS Ecological ML WFS eBird ML??? WaterML Oil&Gas ML??? GroundWaterMLSensor Observation Service
    15. 15. TRANSLATOR CATALOG WEB SERVICESWEHUB META DATA WMS WFS OBS DATA WaterML GroundwaterML Sensor Obs Service HYDAT Custom
    16. 16. A great platform with no data is…As the Water and Environmental Hublaunches the cup is onlyhalf full…
    17. 17. HIGH PRIORITY INTERNATIONAL PROVINCIAL WEB SERVICES CANADAHYDAT Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis CanVec 1:50K, 1:250K 52North implementation Hydrological Sensor Web South Esk CSIRO SOS Environment CanadaArchived Sediment data from Global Land Ice Measurements Gov Space (GLIMS) HYDAT stations AB from OSIRIS Home Weather Station System Canadian GovernmentWater Level and Streamflow Statistics IPA Circumarctic Permafrost and Ground Ice Map AB Gov DataONE Water Survey of CanadaFlood Disasters in Canada EU Env Agency water data Alberta Snow Pillow Data (AENV) GRDC?? National Climate Data and Information Ar465 (+) observation streams from 40 different AWSs and gauges in 7 research basins EU Data centres various topics Surface Water Quality Program (AENV) USGS?? Wet Areas Mapping (Wetlands)GRDCIP3 Baltic Sea Region Western Irrigation District Texas Water NRCanDRI Birds Canada Alberta River Basins (AENV) Lake Powell NRCanWC2N USGS Water Watch AltaLIS 1:20K Base Features Australia Solid Earth and Environment Grid GeoConnections Discover PortalRAMP Avian Network AENV WISKI Italy Institute for Studying Ecosystems GeogratisABMI Ecotrends Alberta Geological Service (various) Component and Service Registry - Registration Holdings GEO CanMap WaterWBEA US Long Term Ecological Research Survey AB Geo Network UNEP Climate data Global Forest Watch CanadaCASA Net Primary Productivity Database AB Caribou Range GeoBC Datadotgc.caUNGEMS US Forest Service Various AB forestry, oil sands Water Survey of Canada Gov Can dataUNGEMS US Water Maps Various Canada Water VASDI Yukon Land Use PlanningData Liberation Initiative (Stats Can) Atlas WMS ServiceUNGEMS GEWEX AB Lake Bathymetry Atlas of the Cryosphere: NorthernDucks Unlimited Hemisphere WFSAB ENV Utah state water rights ERCB Pipes and Wells Atlas of the Cryosphere: NorthernWeathernetwork.com RSS Feeds Hemisphere WMSAB ENVEnv Can CLIMATE DATA Ecology Society of America Alberta Agriculture RSS EnviroGRIDS Hydrological modeling (Wp4) - WMS NavCan Aviation WeatherAB Ag Climate Data Natureserve Soil Moisture Global Natural Disaster Hotspots Wind Speed data WMSAB Env Climate Data Shortgrass Steppe Long Term ResearchAssociation BC Mining Global Species Distribution WMS (Amphibians) RadiationAB SRD Climate Data Biogeochemical Dynamics Agricultural Capability (PFRA Landcover) Bathymetry Web Map Service Evaporation maps (ABEnv?) Great Lakes PotentialCanadian Daily Climate Data TERN - AusCover 2007 NRCan SAFORAH EOSD Landcover of Canada -surfaces Climate Grid-enabled WMSNorth American Regional Reanalysis Open Data sets q=water Alberta Water Well Information ArcVoyager Canadas Agriculture Canadian GIS Sources DatabaseEnv Canada Canadian Precipitation RAR Publicdata.eu "water" Groundwater Observation Well Network (GOWN) ArcVoyager Canadas Climate Geokov various CAN datasetsSnow RAR up to 55 degrees N Naturalized stream flow projections (daily, weekly) Physical Environment ArcVoyager Canadas Imagery (Landsat)AB Gov BC Watersheds ArcVoyager Canadas Population Imagery (SPOT) – Alberta Terrestrial ImaAB Env BC Gov - 222 datasets under "water" Athabasca Region Thematic LandImagery (Orthophotos) Use DataAB Env Geokov various BC datasets Bird Studies Canada - BirdMap WMS (SRD) LiDARAB EnvAB Env Sask Gov - Geodata products British Columbia Base Map Layers WMS, Version 2 Land Use (CLI)SOILS - AGRASID Sask GIS Data Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Soils (AgraSID) Environment Canada Network WMS,SNOWPACK Geological Survey of Canada, Open Files - Saskatchewan Compusult Limited METAR Weather Mapping service Inventory (GVI) Grassland VegetationBC Snow Pillow archive Manitoba Gov Canadian Geoscience KnowledgePFRA Gross Watershed Boundaries Network - Web Map ServiceNorth American Glaciers Yukon Gov Canadian Geoscience Map Vectors Eastern Slopes Grizzly Bear Project – LanDaily Canadian Snow and Inland Ice Cover Synthesis Maps Montana Gov Climate Change Downscale Modelling, WMS, Environment Canada Geological Survey of Canada (various)Canadian Permafrost Thickness, Geological Survey of Canada Montana Gov Canadian Geographical Names Service - Web Map Service Data.govLANDUSE/LANDCOVER Montana Gov DFO Pacific Region Basemaps Web Map Service Data.govCirca-2000 Northern Land Cover of Canada TransAlta Scheduled releases DM Solutions Web Map Service (WMS) NOAAThe State of Canadas Ecosystems in Maps TransAlta Reservoir levels EC/Ecological Monitoring And Assessment Network Coordinating Office - Geokov various US datasetsCanadian Peatland Database ON Gov MOE DFO Pacific Region Inland Web Map Service PRISM datasetPotential Sediment Transport by Wind in the Prairie Provinces (PSTWPP)AB Parks Crown Reservations Geokov various ON datasets Endangered Species and Ecosystems Occurrences for British Columbia, WMAB VEG INDEX ENVIRODAT - Newfoundland and Labrador Water Quality Agreement Dat
    18. 18. API• RESTful Application Programming Interface• Machine to machine• Automates the process• “the glue”
    19. 19. The Mashup
    20. 20. Water Hackathon
    21. 21. .ca beta launched July 1st Alex Joseph Executive DirectorWater and Environmental Hub Cybera Inc. alex.joseph@cybera.ca 403-826-3915 .ca .ca

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