Advances in Using Opensearch for Earth Science Data Discovery and Interoperability

Friday, 19 December 2014: 8:05 AM
Douglas J Newman, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Andrew E Mitchell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
As per OpenSearch is a collection of simple formats for the sharing of search results

A number of organizations (NASA, ESA, CEOS) have began to adopt this standard as a means of allowing both the discovery of earth science data and the aggregation of results from disparate data archives.

OpenSearch has proven to be simpler and more effective at achieving these goals than previous efforts (Catalog Service for the web for example).

This talk will outline:

  1. The basic ideas behind OpenSearch
  2. The ways in which we have extended the basic specification to accomodate the Earth Science use case (two-step searching, relevancy ranking, facets)
  3. A case-study of the above in action (CWICSmart + IDN OpenSearch + CWIC OpenSearch)
  4. The potential for interoperability this simple standard affords
  5. A discussion of where we can go in the future