2017 GABBs Project Highlights
11 Feb 2018 | Contributor(s): Carol Song
This document highlights the GABBs project activities and accomplishments in 2017. GABBs is a National Science Foundation supported Data Infrastructure Building Blocks implementation project that has extended the HUBzero software stack with geospatial data and...
Cloud-enabling a Collaborative Research Platform: The GABBs Story
26 Oct 2017 | Contributor(s): Rajesh Kalyanam, Rob Campbell, Derrick Kearney, Leif Delgass, Larry Biehl, Lan Zhao, Carolyn A Ellis, Carol Song
Modern cyberinfrastructures typically involve tightly integrated compute, storage and web application resources. They also form the basis of science gateways, which add their own science-specific processing or visualization capabilities. While some science gateways are intended as the central...
MyGeoHub Geospatial Gateway
26 Oct 2017 | Contributor(s): Rajesh Kalyanam, Lan Zhao, Rob Campbell, Derrick Kearney, I Luk Kim, Jaewoo Shin, Larry Biehl, Wei Wan, Carol Song
MyGeoHub is a science gateway for researchers working with geospatial data. Based on the HUBzero cyberinfrastructure framework, it provides general-purpose software modules enabling geospatial data management, processing and visualization. Termed “GABBs” (Geospatial Data Analysis...
Extending Gateways into the Field: Geospatial Extensions and Remote Data Services
26 Oct 2017 | Contributor(s): Rob Campbell, Lan Zhao, Rajesh Kalyanam, Carol Song, Larry Biehl
Science gateways are generally accessed via web browsers from workstation or laptop computers. However , activities such as fieldwork and data collection have prompted an increasing call for new methods of access using a wide range of mobile and specialized devices. Our work to extend the HUBzero...
Managing the Global Commons: Sustainable Agriculture and Use of the World's Land and Water Resources in the 21st Century
19 Oct 2017 | Contributor(s): Tom Hertel, Uris Lantz C Baldos, Laura C Bowling, Keith Cherkauer, Matthew Huber, David R Johnson, Carol Song, Dominique van der Mensbrugghe
This is a presentation at IMPACTS WORLD 2017.
GABBs - Reusable Geospatial Data Analysis Building Blocks for Science Gateways
31 May 2017 | Publications | Contributor(s): Lan Zhao, Carol Song, Rajesh Kalyanam, Larry Biehl, Rob Campbell, Leif Delgass, Derrick Kearney, Wei Wan, Jaewoo Shin, I Luk Kim, Carolyn A Ellis
Science gateways have gained wide adoption in recent years as an effective platform for a lower barrier entry to computational resources, research collaboration, dissemination of scientific data, applications and publications, online education, and community engagement. Although multiple portal...
Cyberinfrastructure for the collaborative development of U2U decision support tools
10 Nov 2016 | Publications | Contributor(s): Larry Biehl, Lan Zhao, Carol Song, Christopher Panza
This paper describes the use of cyberinfrastructure to create interactive applications as part of the Useful to Usable (U2U) project. These applications transform historical climate data, knowledge, and models into decision support tools for end users such as crop farmers, uni- versity Extension...
PyMapLib for Rapid Development of Geospatial Data Analysis Tools
02 Aug 2016 | Publications | Contributor(s): Wei Wan, Lan Zhao, Jaewoo Shin, Shandian Zhe, Carol Song
This is the presentation at CyberGIS 2016 conference introducing pyMapLib, a generic Python mapping library developed as part of the NSF funded GABBS project.
RWater: A Cyber-enabled Data-driven Tool for Enhancing Hydrology Education
04 Aug 2014 | Publications | Contributor(s): Adnan Rajib, Venkatesh Merwade, Lan Zhao, Carol Song
Enhancing students’ analytical ability of interpreting complex hydrologic processes from limited classroom environment has been a subject of long-standing research. From this perspective, a new internet-based educational tool, called RWater, is developed using Purdue University’s...
A TeraGrid Science Gateway for Studying Hydrological Extremes using a Land Data Assimilation System
06 Jun 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Dev Niyogi, Lan Zhao, Carol Song, Rao S Govindaraju
A TeraGrid enabled science gateway to study surface hydrology is under development at Purdue University. Such a gateway is needed for class room and graduate research as well as for developing a multidisciplinary framework that integrates environmental observatories and tools for drought/flood...
Delivering Real-time Satellite Data to a Broader Audience
06 Jun 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Lan Zhao, Carol Song, Larry Biehl
This paper presents our work of enhancing the existing cyberinfrastructure using Web 2.0 technologies for delivering real time satellite data to a broader audience. As a resource provider on the TeraGrid, Purdue University hosts several data collections for earth and environmental research,...
A Web-Based Interface for SWAT Modeling on the TeraGrid
06 Jun 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Lan Zhao, Carol Song, Indrajeet Chaubey, Rao S Govindaraju
The Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) is a river basin scale model developed by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS). It is widely used by researchers in various scientific domains to study the impact of land management practices on water quantity, sediment, and water quality in large...