American university launches open geospatial data project

American university launches open geospatial data project

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US: Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana, US have launched a new project to acquire a powerful Web-based system that will enable people worldwide to better predict floods and potential effects of climate change.

The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, will add geospatial data hosting, processing and sharing capabilities to Purdue”s HUBzero, a platform for building feature-rich websites enabling research and education. The uniqueness of this project is that it”ll open geospatial data and sophisticated analysis tools to almost anyone, anywhere and allow users to readily share data and results, as well as collaborate among users, whether on the same campus or across the world.

Source: Scietificcomputing