This session focuses on the case studies o … This session focuses on the case studies of the open source softwares- Geoportal server and EDRN Portal. Usability tests were conducted with both users and developers by NOAA NODC. The purpose of the test was to collect feedbacks from the users and developers in an organized way. The results from the test can help the developers of the open source tool to find a better way in meeting the users' needs. This session will also discuss the evaluation of the Geoportal Server from the developer's aspect in order to share the best practices.
a. The increasing usage of the open source software among ESIP communities and the importance of the evaluation of the popular open source tools (Kenneth Casey, NOAA NODC)
b. EDRN Portal and Usability test (Andrew Hart, NASA JPL)
c. Geoportal Server and Usability test from the users and developers on basic functions (Christine White, ESRI; Yuanjie Li, NOAA NODC)
d. Geoportal Server's Usability evaluation from the developers for the advanced functions (CS-W) (Matthew Austin, NOAA NESDIS) tions (CS-W) (Matthew Austin, NOAA NESDIS)