GEOSS User Requirement Registry

From Federation of Earth Science Information Partners

<Back to Jan 5, 2012 Program
Linking Earth Sciences and GEOSS: The role of the GEOSS User Requirement Registry (URR)

Time: 4:00-5:30
Location: MT. VERNON
Convener: Foley, Peter


Key Topics

  • URR Data Model
    • Multiple registries driven by user needs
    • Links - capturing interconnectivity
      • Links can allow value chains
    • Analysis goals for data tracing
    • If data is registered with GEOSS, users can find it through this registry
      • Connecting data users and providers, even if they are unaware of each others' needs
    • End of 2012 target goal for functionality, design, and administration
      • Menus, logins, customizing, GUI, gap analysis
      • Concept of Operations describes future development path
        • Comments/suggestions welcome


  • Populating the URR
    • Assessment reports
    • Open peer contributions
    • Harvesting existing registries


  • Getting involved with URR
    • What do you do? What are your important activities?
    • What decision-making are you involved in, and what are the impacts of these decisions?
      • Can you measure the impact of these decisions? The impact of different data on these decisions?


  • Getting started
    • Create login
      • Jump right in or read tutorials?
    • Publish menu item -> User Types
      • Do you fit into one of these types?
        • Click on one of them, and you'll have pre-filled in descriptions of your type that you can tweak if needed
    • Application menu item
      • Do you fit into one of these types?
        • Click on one of them, and you'll have pre-filled in descriptions of your type that you can tweak if needed
    • Etc. for the rest of the options
    • Can connect data requirements to people with data via links
    • View menu option -> Links
      • Pick a Link, click on the blue 'link'
      • Click the yellow 'View Relationship' button
        • Visual map of the relationships between user type, data, applications, research, infrastructure, etc.
          • Drag to move and order nodes


  • Current/Future Development
    • Level selection, depth, enhanced GUI in the works.
    • Namespace formatting, (meta)data review
    • Global and local trees for organization based on user expertise


Related Links

http://www.scgcorp.com/urr/
http://www.scgcorp.com/urr/pdfs/URR_COO_FINAL.pdf