Overview of GABBs 2.0

GABBs 2.0: Towards An Extensible Geospatial Data Framework

The GABBs team has recently funded by the National Science Foundation's Cyberinfrastructure for Sustained Scientific Innovation (CSSI) program to begin a new phase of this project which is informally referred to as GABBs 2.0.  Our overarching goal is to provide seamless connections among platforms, data and tools, making large scientific and social geospatial datasets directly usable in scientific models and tools. This CSSI project will creates an extensible geospatial data framework (GeoEDF) to address prevalent geospatial data challenges, support domain science needs, and contribute to a national geospatial data and software ecosystem. Specific objectives include: 

  1. development of a plug-and-play data framework (GeoEDF)
  2. use of the framework to address domain science needs
  3. development of interoperability with other cyberinfrastructures, and 
  4. dissemination of GeoEDF to the broader community. 

Users with little or no programming experience will be able to create and build data pipelines that collect and process data at multiple scales and convert such data into usable results. Four case studies will demonstrate the capability of the data framework: flood hazard prediction, plant phenotyping, water quality monitoring and sustainable development. Building on the full capabilities of HUBzero, we aim at putting putting easy-to-use tools and platforms into the hands of researchers and students to conduct scientific investigations using findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) science principles.

Collaborating organizations range from academic, research projects, community organizations and industry, including:

  • The HydroShare project 
  • CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc)
  • Streamline Technologies 
  • IPUMS, University of Minnesota 
  • PIK (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 
  • SGCI (Science Gateway Community Institute) 
  • ESIP (Earth Science Information Partners) 
  • Office of Indiana State Chemist
  • National Exposure Research Laboratory, EPA 
  • GTAP (Global Trade Analysis Project)
  • Climate Corporation

Click here for an overview of GABBs 1.0

GABBs 2.0 Software

GABBs 2.0 is open source and available on GitHub: GABBs 2.0 GitHub Repositories

A list of GABBs 2.0 data connectors and processors can be found in the documentation

GABBs 2.0 Publications

  1. Kalyanam, R., Zhao, L., Song, X.C., Merwade, V., Jin, J., Baldos, U. and Smith, J., 2020. Geoedf: An extensible geospatial data framework for fair science. In Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (pp. 207-214).

NSF Award #1835822

NSF CSSI Data Framework program

TitleExtensible Geospatial Data Framework towards FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) Science

Project duration: October 2018 - September 2023

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