Purdue projects to be showcased at the first NSF Data Infrastructure Building Blocks PI workshop
January 11, 2017
Purdue’s Geospatial Data Analysis Building Blocks (GABBs) and DataHub projects will be among those presented at the first National Science Foundation Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) PI workshop.
The NSF workshop will be held January 11-12, 2017, at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. Carol Song, an ITaP senior research scientist, is a member of the Program Committee for the workshop.
The goals of the invitation-only event are to exchange results and lessons from 38 currently active projects that have been funded through DIBBs solicitations and to consider the implications of project results across the existing research portfolio for advances in the vision and goals for data cyberinfrastructure.
More information about the workshop is available here.
The GABBs project is creating a powerful yet easy to use web-based system for managing, analyzing, visualizing and sharing geospatial data for purposes ranging from predicting damaging floods to projecting climate change effects on the poor. It builds geospatial data hosting, processing and sharing capabilities into HUBzero, Purdue’s open-source platform that lets individuals build feature-rich websites for scientific collaboration.
DataHub is a data management platform that helps researchers organize, preserve, and publish scientific research data. It can be used to share file collections, annotations, and structured data from experiments across a broad variety of disciplines, and presents uploaded data to researchers in a standardized format for discovery and exploration. DataHub offers interactive viewers that interpret data types for advanced navigation, search, filtering and comparison within and across experiments. Almost 30 terabytes of data have been uploaded to DataHub to date.