From Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)

<img src="XDOMES-SMALL.png" alt="X-DOMES" />

"Standards-based description of environmental sensor metadata, including provenance, is paramount to automated data discovery, access, archival, processing, as well as quality control and assessment."

The X-DOMES pilot project will leverage existing relationships with large NSF-funded data management programs, EarthCube building blocks and working groups, and environmental sensor manufacturers and consortia. The project will establish a community of sensor manufacturers and other stakeholders to provide a unifying approach to describing sensors and observations across geo-science domains.  Built on an existing sensor metadata model that references registered, standards-based vocabularies, the X-DOMES pilot project will provide a suite of tools, built upon community-adopted standards of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to demonstrate and facilitate the generation of metadata documents that are discoverable and accessible on-line and/or directly from onboard sensor descriptions.  We will also demonstrate mechanisms to associate the data with the metadata through standards-based web services.  With vendor-ready tools implemented throughout a broad-based community, the X-DOMES Network will lay the foundation for the development of and adoption of interoperable access to much needed content-rich sensor metadata.

Project Leads: Janet Fredericks - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Mike Botts - Botts, Inc. Carlos Rueda - Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Felimon Gayanilo - Texas A&M CC Krzysztof Janowicz - UC Santa Barbara

The ESIP Community Ontology Registry can be used to create resolvable links to key terms in describing sensors, such as sensorType, observableProperty, property, process, characteristic and capability.  These are terms that can be referenced in SensorML documents.

The E-COR is available as a testbed:  <a href=""></a>

Example SWE 2.0 content can be viewed below:

  RDI Workhorse -  Below is a link to a generic T-RDI Workhorse 1200  and demonstrates what we call an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) document.

  MVCO Workhorse - Content describes a "typeOf"  RDI-Workhorse, demonstrating how it was configured and deployed (ConDEP):

  ADCP Observation System - Content describes the whole system (OEM/ConDEP/Processing):




SensorML Editor (alpha):    <a href=""></a>

ESIP COR: Introduction:  <a href=""></a>

ESIP COR: Creating vocabularies:   <a href=""></a>

ESIP COR: New Features:   <a href=""></a>


  Aligning the OGC SensorML and the W3C SSN:  


This project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as an EarthCube Integrative Activity. EarthCube is a collaboration between the Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI) and the Geosciences Directorate (GEO) of the US National Science Foundation (NSF). For official NSF EarthCube content, please see: <a href=""></a>