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An Evolving Worldview: Making Open Source Easy
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Author and Affiliation:
Rice, Zachary(Arctic Slope Technical Services, Inc., Beltsville, MD, United States)
Abstract: NASA Worldview is an interactive interface for browsing full-resolution, global satellite imagery. Worldview supports an open data policy so that academia, private industries and the general public can use NASA's satellite data to address Earth science related issues. Worldview was open sourced in 2014. By shifting to an open source approach, the Worldview application has evolved to better serve end-users. Project developers are able to have discussions with end-users and community developers to understand issues and develop new features. New developers are able to track upcoming features, collaborate on them and make their own contributions. Getting new developers to contribute to the project has been one of the most important and difficult aspects of open sourcing Worldview. A focus has been made on making the installation of Worldview simple to reduce the initial learning curve and make contributing code easy. One way we have addressed this is through a simplified setup process. Our setup documentation includes a set of prerequisites and a set of straight forward commands to clone, configure, install and run. This presentation will emphasis our focus to simplify and standardize Worldview's open source code so more people are able to contribute. The more people who contribute, the better the application will become over time.
Publication Date: Dec 11, 2017
Document ID:
20170012340
(Acquired Jan 04, 2018)
Subject Category: COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND SOFTWARE; GEOSCIENCES (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number: IN51B-0013, GSFC-E-DAA-TN49889
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: Annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2017; 11-15 Dec. 2017; New Orleans, LA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Geophysical Union; Washington, DC, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NNG15CR67C
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Public use permitted
NASA Terms: SATELLITE IMAGERY; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; OPEN SOURCE LICENSING (COMPUTERS); DATA PRODUCTS; INSTALLING; LOW COST; LEARNING CURVES; STANDARDS
Other Descriptors: OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE; OPEN DAT
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