Spatiotemporal Data Metadata Management based on CKAN

Authors: Kejin Cui*, George Mason University, Yongyao Jiang, George Mason University, Chaowei Yang, George Mason University
Topics: Geographic Information Science and Systems, Cyberinfrastructure, Spatial Analysis & Modeling
Keywords: spatiotemporal data discovery, metadata management, Cyberinfrastructure, GIS
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/13/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Grand Ballroom A, Astor, 2nd Floor
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In the discipline of spatiotemporal data infrastructure and spatiotemporal data discovery, metadata management is one of important topics, since it is a key aspect to help find the best datasets for users. This project aims to apply an open source platform package, CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network), to create a metadata management system for spatiotemporal datasets. The data source of metadata is from NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) CMR (Common Metadata Repository). Experiments and the project demo shows effective metadata management can be implemented with CKAN. Other potential applications such as linked data and RDF (The Resource Description Framework) data will be discussed.

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