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Integrated CEOS European Data Server
Entry ID: ICEDS-Serve-Data


Summary
Abstract: ESYS plc and the Department of Geomatic Engineering at University College
London (UCL) have been funded by the British National Space Centre (BNSC) to
develop a web GIS service to serve geographic data derived from remote sensing
datasets. Funding was provided as part of the BNSC International Co-operation
Programme 2 (ICP-2).

Particular aims of the project were to:

1. use Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC, recently renamed from the OpenGIS
Consortium) technologies for map and data serving;

2. serve datasets for Europe and Africa, particularly Landsat TM and Shuttle
Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) digital elevation model (DEM) data;

3. provide a website giving access to the served data;

4. provide software scripts, etc., and a document reporting the data processing
and software set-up methods developed during the project.

ICEDS was inspired in particular by the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites
(CEOS) CEOS Landsat and SRTM Project (CLASP) proposal. An express intention of
ICEDS (aim 4 in the list above) was therefore that the solution developed by
ESYS and UCL should be redistributable, for example, to other CEOS members.
This was taken to mean not only software scripts but also the methods developed
by the project team to prepare the data and set up the server. In order to be
compatible with aim 4, it was also felt that the use of Open Source, or at
least 'free-of-cost' software for the Web GIS serving was an essential
component. After an initial survey of the Web GIS packages available at the
time , the ICEDS team decided to use the Deegree package, a free software
initiative founded by the GIS and Remote Sensing unit of the Department of
Geography, University of Bonn , and lat/lon . However the Red Spider web
mapping software suite was also provided by IONIC Software - this is a
commercial web mapping package but was provided pro bono by IONIC for this
project and has been used in parallel to investigate the possibilities and
limitations opened up by using a commercial package.

http://iceds.ge.ucl.ac.uk/

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Description: an index shapefile of the footprints of every tile of the global SRTM 3"
dataset

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Integrated CEOS European Data Server
Dataset Publisher: University College London
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: http://iceds.ge.ucl.ac.uk/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >VEGETATION >VEGETATION COVER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >LAKES/RESERVOIRS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >WETLANDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE AGE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FAULT MOVEMENT    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FOLDS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICEBERGS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >PLATE BOUNDARIES    [Definition]


Platform
LANDSAT    [Information]
OV-105 >Endeavour Space Shuttle    [Information]
SPACE SHUTTLES    [Information]


Instrument
SRTM >Shuttle Radar Topography Mission    [Information]


Data Center
Integrated CEOS European Data Server, Department of Geomatic Engineering, University College London    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://iceds.ge.ucl.ac.uk/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAN-PETER MULLER
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 7227
Fax: +44 (0)20 7380 0453
Email: jpmuller at ge.ucl.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Department of Geomatic Engineering
University College London
Gower Street
City: London
Postal Code: WC1E 6BT
Country: Great Britain


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


JAN-PETER MULLER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 7227
Fax: +44 (0)20 7380 0453
Email: jpmuller at ge.ucl.ac.uk
Contact Address:
Department of Geomatic Engineering
University College London
Gower Street
City: London
Postal Code: WC1E 6BT
Country: Great Britain


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01



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