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NDG2 Plymouth 11-12 July 2006 - Peter's notes

Board Meeting

  • Finance - overall exactly on track with budget.
  • Highlight report - mostly on schedule at post-Alpha review. WG group were instrumental in Alpha system integration testing.
  • Next three months: need detailed definition of Beta products. Start playing with Vocab server? Discovery back end is broken, Matt Prichard to work on this. Population!
  • CSML future: Andrew presentation (CSML API and v2). CSML will be used by MetOffice? and other projects, e.g. FP6 MOTIIVE. Read Exeter communique on OGC etc. ( Development of 'feature types'. GML stable version 3.2. 'Operational affordance' - can only extend one feature type but can inherit properties from multiple...? CSML will deliver core set of base types, derived feature types, basic services (api), schemas, tooling (parser/scanner).
  • So what should DPs do towards CSML? NOCS will be adapting scanner to deliver their HDF data rather than CF-netCDF. BODC is using QXF-read method from Matlab/Java?. Implement CSML v1 for now, then modify for v2. Swath very soon. Parser lets us play with CSML records prior to DX working - use that to help us write our scanner. If going from data->CSML, must write scanner in Python as this encodes the objects and attributes. If going from metadata->CSML, just need to plug in SQL extraction to Python scanner.
  • MOLES future: MOLES is for generating various discovery formats, and will not be driven by external standards e.g. SensorML. x-links to include other docs (XHTML, SensorML, ...) verbatim within MOLES records, e.g for BODC calibration info. Could simplify/thin MOLES... Bryan proposes generating CSML data objects first, then flesh out MOLES from those (then DIF). Several issues to be sorted: Granules and crossover with CSML; schema for Stub-B; add coathanger facility; export to ISO19139; ...
  • Kerstin's job has changed, so Andrew taking over role.
  • MOLES Browse (python) knowledge transfer from Bryan to Dominic/Fabio?. Next stage is to deploy at DPs, configuring.
  • OAI issues with deletion in eXist. Keep with DLESE version or change to...?
  • e-Science All-Hands - no NDG papers... Poster on niESS stand/demo of MOLES browse - Roy certain days?, Mike G all days (free person for stand), Helen to provide poster (from GO-ESSP ppt), Helen/Fabio?, Michael H, Steve P?
  • Potential loss of Ag time on DX due to proposal to DEFRA (Hadley Centre climate impact visualisation), may involve NDG technology. If so Steve Pascoe to take on DX.
  • Need for documentation becoming more pressing...
  • Review outstanding tickets: WG team to lead integration, requesting and testing installs, developing installs that actually work for DPs; move away from central NDG portal, as every DP will have NDG search web service? combine browse/discovery GUIs; remove extra Trac milestones added by individual Products.
  • Future funding? Bryan is now on NERC Information Steering Group (ISG). So Discovery portal will be funded. NERC FAB - flexibility and agility in funding. NDGx...? No chance for NERC Consortium. JISC? Bi-partite proposals. Maintain NDG as group, possibly self-funded. Won't get more funding for population, but maybe for technical issues.

All-Hands Meeting

Peter actions

  • Re-read PML sample CSML.
  • Test out MOLE Browser on Glue.
  • Investigate CrossOver? Office for Linux for $60 where you can run MS Office ( which Bryan uses. Bryan successfully uses Evolution for Exchange on Linux. Also Citrix for Windows on Linux, or Terminal Server.
  • Circulate MetOffice? communique on OGC to Steve/Mike?.
  • Check Mike going to e-Science AHM.