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HDF-EOS Tools and Information Web Site


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History about the HDF-EOS Tools and Information Center.


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HDF-EOS Tools and Information Web Site

  1. 1. HDF-EOS Tools and Information Web Site Designed and maintained to facilitate and broaden the use and utility of HDF-EOS. Lori J. Tyahla Global Science & Technology, Inc. HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop VII Silver Spring, MD 9/25/2003
  2. 2. HDF-EOS Tools and Information Web Site ▼ Download tools to read, visualize, and analyze data in HDF and HDF-EOS formats. ▼ Exchange information and ideas with the HDF and HDF-EOS user communities via an online forum. ▼ Search and access presentations given at all HDF/HDF-EOS workshops. ▼ Learn the history and future of the HDF and HDF-EOS formats. HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop VII 2 Silver Spring, MD 9/25/2003
  3. 3. History ▼ Redesign effort begun about 18 months ago ▼ Core site released May, 2002 ▼ Major sections released periodically User Forum: February, 2003 Information Center: August, 2003 HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop VII 3 Silver Spring, MD 9/25/2003
  4. 4. Four Major Sections ▼ Tool List ▼ User Forum ▼ Information Center ▼ HDF/HDF-EOS Workshops HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop VII 4 Silver Spring, MD 9/25/2003
  5. 5. Tools ▼ Four categories: Format converters, Libraries & Toolkits (HDF-EOS only), Utilities, Visualization Applications ▼ List filterable by platform, tool category, data application ▼ Tool name in list links to details: List of features s/w required (IDL, etc.) Contact person Free vs.commercial, etc. ▼ User comments Numerical rating in four categories; arithmetic average displayed graphically in tool list Free text area for comments Individual numerical ratings and text comments appear on tool detail page; can choose to have name posted with comments. HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop VII 5 Silver Spring, MD 9/25/2003
  6. 6. Tools (cont.) ▼ Tool information gathered from: Developer web sites Tool user guides Tool release announcements Direct correspondence with tool developers ▼ Staying Current Subscribe to mailing lists: hdfnews, sdptoolkit, misr_news, etc. Periodically visit tool developer web sites HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop VII 6 Silver Spring, MD 9/25/2003
  7. 7. User Forum ▼ Formerly the eostools mailing list ▼ Messages “threaded” and searchable ▼ E-mail notification services available for new postings ▼ Can still post by sending e-mail to ▼ All messages from beginning to February, 2003 migrated to forum ▼ Since the switch, about 4x the traffic HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop VII 7 Silver Spring, MD 9/25/2003
  8. 8. Information Center ▼ Collection of documents and links Online overviews and tutorials Library and tool user guides and reference manuals Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Data ordering systems ▼ Documents fully searchable Description returned instead of document text containing search term ▼ List of “Quick Links” provided for direct access to subset of documents HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop VII 8 Silver Spring, MD 9/25/2003
  9. 9. HDF/HDF-EOS Workshops ▼ Information for upcoming workshops Venue, hotel information, directions Invitation to attend Registration form Agenda ▼ Workshop presentations beginning with Workshop I, September, 1997 Fully searchable Can also view past agendas and follow links to presentations HDF/HDF-EOS Workshop VII 9 Silver Spring, MD 9/25/2003