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HydroShare: Advancing Hydrology through Collaborative Data and Model Sharing

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Created: Dec 12, 2015 at 8:47 p.m.
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HydroShare is an online, collaborative system for open sharing of hydrologic data, analytical tools, and models. It supports the sharing of and collaboration around “resources” which are defined primarily by standardized metadata, content data models for each resource type, and an overarching resource data model based on the Open Archives Initiative’s Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) standard and a hierarchical file packaging system called “BagIt”. HydroShare expands the data sharing capability of the CUAHSI Hydrologic Information System by broadening the classes of data accommodated to include geospatial and multidimensional space-time datasets commonly used in hydrology. HydroShare also includes new capability for sharing models, model components, and analytical tools and will take advantage of emerging social media functionality to enhance information about and collaboration around hydrologic data and models. It also supports web services and server/cloud based computation operating on resources for the execution of hydrologic models and analysis and visualization of hydrologic data. HydroShare uses iRODS as a network file system for underlying storage of datasets and models. Collaboration is enabled by casting datasets and models as "social objects". Social functions include both private and public sharing, formation of collaborative groups of users, and value-added annotation of shared datasets and models. The HydroShare web interface and social media functions were developed using the Django web application framework coupled to iRODS. Data visualization and analysis is supported through the Tethys Platform web GIS software stack. Links to external systems are supported by RESTful web service interfaces to HydroShare’s content. This presentation will introduce the HydroShare functionality developed to date and describe ongoing development of functionality to support collaboration and integration of data and models.

Slides for AGU 2015 presentation H42A-04, December 17, 2015

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Tarboton, D. (2015). HydroShare: Advancing Hydrology through Collaborative Data and Model Sharing, HydroShare,

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Dan Ames 8 years, 7 months ago

I think that the only thing missing from this presentation are some screen shots animating the process of adding files to HydroShare, editing metadata, downloading resources, making comments, +1'ing comments, etc. I think this could be done as a small embedded video or a series of screen shots that demonstrate a workflow.

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Xiaohui Qiao 8 years, 7 months ago

Just FYI, we deployed Geographic Feature Resource Viewer today. Maybe you would like to update the snapshot of

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