Use Cases

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Overview

Construction of the Earth Information Exchange will be driven by users of the Federation products and services as described in our Federation Documents. The result will follow a component-based architecture.

The first stage in this process is to establish a few of the user's "wish lists" by capturing scenarios of use that they envision. We have divided these use cases into two sections, one showing use of the Exchange to address areas of societal need, and the other showing the interface and underlying components.

Use Case Discussion

Applications Use Cases

It will be the scenarios that are created by each cluster that will drive resource allocations. This page provides a point of access for the Use Cases under development by the ESDS Technology Infusion Working Group in support of ESIP Federation application area technology activities. Use cases of known data access and/or data production activities are needed to identify web services and chaining scenarios for future implementation. And may also provide reference use cases for the development of capabilities within the Earth Information Exchange or other Federation activities including proposals developed by Federation members.


The Use Case template is available to copy from at: Application_UseCase_Template


Systems Use Cases

(currently only some of the use cases have been converted to Wiki format, the remainder are Word documents)

Detailed Visio diagrams of the System use cases.
Use Case Overview
Note: Download the Visio Viewer 2003 from Microsoft and view these diagrams in Explorer (if you don't have MS Visio).


Use Case 01: User Management

Use Case 02: Personalize User Experience

Use Case 03: Manage Portal

Use Case 04: Provider Management

Use Case 05: Manage Datasets/Collections Catalog

Use Case 06: Manage Inventory

Use Case 07: Manage Services

Use Case 08: Manage Groups/Communities

Use Case 09: Dataset Discovery

Use Case 10: Service Discovery

Use Case 11: Spatial Search for Data

Use Case 12: Temporal Search for Data [[1]]

Use Case 13: Parametric Search for Data

Use Case 14: Free Text Searching [[2]]

Use Case 15: Preview Dataset (metadata driven)

Use Case 16: Preview Granule (metadata driven)

Use Case 17: Online Access to Granules [[3]]

Use Case 18: Direct Access to Data [[4]]

Use Case 19: Present "Hot" Products [[5]]

Use Case 20: Manage Experts

Use Case 21: Collaborate with Other Users

Use Case 22: Subscribe to Data Availability [[6]]

Use Case 23: Notify Subscriber [[7]]

Use Case 24: Track Usage

Use Case 25: Access Visualization Tool [[8]]

Use Case 26: Plugin Management