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Open GeoSocial API Business Case and Screencast of current demo.

Open GeoSocial API Business Case and Screencast of current demo.

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  • 1. 11 Open Geo-Social API Pat Cappelaere APR 16, 2014
  • 2. 22 The API and The Bazaar Where People Find The Products They Want In An Open Source Environment… Marrakesh Souk (Bazaar) http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8119285
  • 3. 3 OPENING BHAG “Big Hairy Audacious Goal”, Jim Collins X Open Geo-Social API Empowers People to Quickly Discover, Share and Mimic to Turn [Earth Science Data] Products Into [Societal] Actionable Information.
  • 5. 5 SUMMARY SLIDE – OPEN GEO-SOCIAL API  Generate User Products That Can Be Used As Actionable Information  Tag your Products To Make Stories and Push Stories to Social Networks To Enable Discovery  Use An Ubiquitous Product Distribution Format for the Net. Think Mobile Platforms  Provide A Higher Level Hypermedia API To Shield Users From Infrastructure Details. You Want To Make It Easy to Generate, Access, Download Products
  • 6. 6 WHY YET ANOTHER API? A New Mandate  Enable Civil Earth Observations Capabilities For The Benefit Of Society  Provide Information for Societal Benefit  Deliver Information in A Timely Manner to End-Users and Decision Makers  Ensure That Users Can Both Find and Visualize the Data
  • 7. 7 PROBLEM STATEMENT Current OGC Standards Are Too Level (Although Necessary) and Focused on Web Services (Not Actionable Products Relevant To Our End Users). Considerable Software Skills Are Required. Security Is Too Difficult. We Need Low Level Security For Audit/Logging. Email Addresses are usually Sufficient. Additional Privileges Can Be Associated to Email Address. Our Data Formats are too hard for end-users (HDF, NetCDF, GRIB, GEOTIFF, Shapefiles...) We Need To Focus On Disadvantaged Users (Low Bandwidth, No Tools, No Skills, No Money) to Achieve Significant Societal Benefits
  • 8. 9 USER STORY As a User… I Want To… So I Can…
  • 9. 10 OUR USERS… As a User... I Want To… So I can… Red Cross / World Bank US Fire Service/FEMA Hydrology Department Neo-GeoGrapher Citizen Scientist Data/Product Publisher First Responder Scientist Gov or NGO Disaster Manager Little Software Skills Likely to Use Disadvantaged Platform or Mobile Device Our Users Can Also Be Our User Client Machines and Servers!!!
  • 10. 11 SCIENCE BASED PRODUCTS… As a User... I Want to <Verb> <Product>... So I Can Take Action Algae Bloom Map NDVI Flood Map Hot Pixels Map BAER Drought Map RGB Composite Landslide Susceptibility Oil Spill Map Precipitation Forecast Product = Actionable Information
  • 11. 12 VERBS… As a User... I Want to <Verb> <Product> <Location>... So I Can Take Action Discover Download Share Generate Order Process Audit Log Secure View Task Purchase Upload Search Measure
  • 12. 13 LOCATION… As a User... I Want to <Verb> <Product> <Location>... So I Can Take Action Port-au-Prince, Haiti (40kmx40km) Center Lat/Lon, BBOX… Regional/Local Information Available Globally Scientists Want Global Products Users Want Local Products
  • 13. 14 OTHER… As a User... I Want to <Verb> <Product> <Location> <Timespan> So I Can Take Action Start Date End Date...
  • 14. Open GeoSocial API Publish Distribute Search Discover Mimic Identify Share Download Process, Order, Task Be Social Engage Secure Measure Crowd Source
  • 15. 17 FLOW Sources Radarsat-2 MODIS EO-1 Landsat-8 TRMM WRF GFMS CREST… Publishers radarsat.geobliki.con modis.geobliki.com SERVIR Regional Nodes ojo-streamer.herokuapp.com ojo-tiler.herokuapp.com ojo-bot.herokuapp.com ME My Friends His Friends Acquire Publish SearchOpen Search Distribute Share Discover Download, Order… Mimic Secure Identify Measure Crowd Source Share Discover Discover View Store
  • 16. Open GeoSpatial API Technologies RDFa Topojson OSM XML Vector Tiles Facebook OpenGraph Persona Twitter Cards API Discovery Activity Streams + Actions JSON Schema Security Mapbox + Leaflet JOSM
  • 17. 19 SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES Data Formats: GeoJSON, TopoJSON, Vector Tiling, OSM Maps: OpenStreetMap, Mapbox Hypermedia API: Activity Streams/Actions, OSM API Security/Authentication: Persona, Hawk Tagging: OSM, Facebook Open Graph
  • 18. 20 CALL TO ACTION – JOIN US GEOSS Product Semantics (ESIP Participation?) More NASA Assets… Landsat-8, ASTER, GPM… EO-1, MODIS… UAVs… Flood Pilots… Capacity Building & Training Global Landslide Observatory with SERVIR Regional Nodes Global Flood Observatory? Fires… Volcanoes… Earthquakes…? AIP-7 Geo-Appathon http://geoappathon.org/
  • 19. 21 contact information pat@cappelaere.com 410 340 4868 Thank You