GIBS Server-side Software for Visualizing Diverse Geospatial Data Products

Friday, 18 December 2015
Poster Hall (Moscone South)
Joe T Roberts1, Christian Alarcon1, Ryan A Boller2, Matthew F Cechini3, Advitheey Chelikani4, Cristina De Cesare1, Alexander P De Luca3, Jeffrey R Hall5, Thomas Huang1, Jerome King6, Natalie N Pressley3, Lucian Plesea7, Joshua D Rodriguez1, Jeffrey E Schmaltz8 and Charles K Thompson1, (1)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (3)Columbus Technologies and Services Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (6)Columbus Technologies and Services Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States, (7)ESRI, Redlands, CA, United States, (8)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Server-side software used by the NASA Global Imagery Browse Services are responsible for efficiently delivering imagery for over a hundred different Earth Science data products to various Web applications and GIS tools. Images from a multitude of platforms and sensors are made available via common web protocols using the open source OnEarth software package originally developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. OnEarth is a highly-scalable server module that handles raster imagery of varying projections, resolutions, formats, and coverages including newly added support for granule-based imagery. The future roadmap of OnEarth may include several new features, such as support for vector data and data access via a service, which could be developed in the future or aided by other open source software. This presentation focuses on the current capabilities of the OnEarth software used in GIBS and similar open source packages as well as potential technologies that may be utilized to handle a more diverse set of data products in the future.