IEDA Newsletter, December 2016, No. 17

This newsletter summarizes new features and improvements in the Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA) systems.

IEDA Community

  • IEDA will have a strong presence at the AGU Fall Meeting. Join us at the IEDA Booth (#244), for workshops (IGSN, GeoMapApp, and more), and presentations. Come by or schedule an appointment with us to learn about any of our systems. See more details at the IEDA at AGU page.
  • Dr. Stephen Richard joined IEDA in July as its new Associate Director for Technology and Architecture. In his new role, he will provide leadership and innovation for IEDA’s technical operation and development. Richard comes to us from the Arizona Geological Survey, where he most recently served as chief of the Geoinformatics division.

Tools and Services

  • A new version of the PetDB web application has been released. New features, including improved display of search criteria, and bug fixes were included. For more information, see the PetDB Release Notes Page.
  • GeoMapApp v3.6.2 was released. Imported tabular data can now be edited in real-time and an expanded range of color palettes for displaying gridded and tabular data was added. The Save Session function has been significantly enhanced. The ability for users to import their own MGD77T tab-separated files in the Underway Bathymetry, Gravity and Magnetics Anomalies portal is now available. Other modifications and bug fixes requested by the community were also made. More Info.
  • GMRT v3.2 was released with new swath bathymetry data from an additional 28 cruises conducted in the Southern Ocean (6 cruises), Atlantic Ocean (14 cruises), Indian Ocean (1 cruise), and Pacific Ocean (12 cruises). Learn more about this release here.
  • SESAR v.6.4 was released. New features include the ability to contact the owner of sample, a new sample metadata update web service that allows programmatic updates of sample metadata in bulk, and the ability to assign permissions to others to view, edit, and/or register sample metadata on your behalf. For more information, see the SESAR Release Notes Page.
  • Dr. Jim Bowring of the Cyber Infrastructure and Development Lab for the Earth Sciences (College of Charleston) has developed a JAVA library to interact with SESAR web services. You can download the latest release and API documentation here.


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