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Thuban: The Interactive Geographic Data Viewer
Entry ID: THUBAN
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Summary
Abstract: Thuban is an interactive geographic data viewer. It has been developed because
there was no simple interactive viewer for geographic information available as
Free Software. Thuban is written in Python and C++ and uses the wxWindows
library allowing it to run on many different platforms, including GNU/Linux and
Windows.

Geographic data viewers are a necessary tool as they allow one to get a visual
impression of the positional relationship of the information that may not be
apparent from simple inspection of the data values themselves. Thuban allows
the user to create a session that displays geographic data and then explore
that data through navigation and manipulation of how it is drawn. The results
can then be saved or printed.

Thuban arranges a session in a hierarchy. A session contains a map which
consists of layers. Each layer represents one kind of data set. For instance,
there may be a layer for roads and another layer for buildings. These layers
can either be vector shapes or images.

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Service Citation
Originators: Intevation GmbH
Title: Thuban: The Interactive Geographic Data Viewer
Provider: Intevation GmbH
URL: http://thuban.intevation.org/
Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >ANIMAL SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FEED PRODUCTS   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOOD SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES   [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >SOCIAL BEHAVIOR   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ECONOMIC RESOURCES   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >PUBLIC HEALTH   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE GEOPHYSICS   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE SEDIMENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN ACOUSTICS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN OPTICS   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES   [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS   [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE   [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES   [Definition]
OCEANS >WATER QUALITY   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS   [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADAR   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOCHEMISTRY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOTHERMAL DYNAMICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE VOLCANISM   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >GAMMA RAY   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >RADIO WAVE   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND   [Definition]
OCEANS >AQUATIC SCIENCES   [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >X-RAY   [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS   [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION   [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE FLUX   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI   [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >PLANTS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS   [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS   [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >SULFUR COMPOUNDS   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
BOUNDARIES
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ELEVATION
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
HEALTH
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
INLAND WATERS
LOCATION
OCEANS
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
STRUCTURE
TRANSPORTATION
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Service Provider
Intevation GmbH

Service Provider Personnel
Name: BERNHARD HERZOG
Phone: ++49-541-33 50 8 30
Fax: ++49-541-33 50 8 59
Email: Bernhard.Herzog at intevation.de
Contact Address:
Intevation GmbH
Georgstrabe 4
City: Osnabruck
Postal Code: 49074
Country: Germany
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
BERNHARD HERZOG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: ++49-541-33 50 8 30
Fax: ++49-541-33 50 8 59
Email: Bernhard.Herzog at intevation.de
Contact Address:
Intevation GmbH
Georgstrabe 4
City: Osnabruck
Postal Code: 49074
Country: Germany

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-04-05
SERF Last Revision Date: 2010-03-24
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