The Spatial Information Services Stack (SISS)

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Golodoniuc, Pavel; Fraser, Ryan; Woodcock, Robert; Wyborn, Lesley


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eResearch Australasia Conference 2011, Melbourne, Australia, 6/11/2011


The wealth of Australian observation scientific data holdings was previously only available to industry and researchers by contacting each data provider individually, and then deciphering and reformatting the local content, a process which often takes up to 60-80% of the project time and resources. The Spatial Information Services Stack (SISS) provides the technology required to publish data online in a common format, using agreed terminology for common concepts, delivered using Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards directly from each data custodians’ data store. It is built upon components from multiple open source projects in various domains in order to promote interoperability of spatial data. The impact that access to data from multiple data providers in multiple science domains provides is potentially enormous. SISS has created a huge opportunity that has gone well beyond geosciences, into meteorology and water management and there are many other opportunities to take this development further. It has already been distributed to multiple Australian Government agencies and research organisations. SISS is a national e-research project supported by CSIRO, AuScope, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), the Australian Research Collaboration Service (ARCS) through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and the Super Science Initiative Investments.

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Golodoniuc, Pavel; Fraser, Ryan; Woodcock, Robert; Wyborn, Lesley. The Spatial Information Services Stack (SISS). In: eResearch Australasia Conference 2011; 6/11/2011; Melbourne, Australia. eResearch Australasia Conference 2011; 2011. 2.

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