Geospatial data are present everywhere today with the proliferation of location-aware computing devices. This is especially true in the scientific community where large amounts of data are driving research and education activities in many domains. Collaboration over geospatial data, for example, in modeling, data analysis and visualization, must still overcome the barriers of specialized software and expertise among other challenges. In addressing these needs, the GABBs project aims at building geospatial modeling, data analysis and visualization capabilities in HUBzero. Funded by NSF’s Data Infrastructure Building Blocks initiative, GABBs is creating a geospatial data architecture that integrates spatial data management, mapping and visualization, and interfaces in HUBzero and will make these available through open source releases. This presentation will report and demonstrate the progress made in the GABBs project, and seek feedback and suggestions from the HUBzero developer and user communities.
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