There are 101 ways to extract spatially-explicit gridded* data, all of which can be found on the Internet. Every single one of these was designed for a specific purpose. Because of this speciality, none of these make an off-the-shelf “Web Service” for Australia’s national gridded datasets now hosted by the National Computing Infrastructure. This results in large amounts of time spent by users manipulating the datasets post-download, greatly slowing their workflow. We have come up with a conceptual solution, and named it SPEDDEXES: SPatially Explicit Data Discovery, EXtraction and Evaluation Service.
Shared creation leads to shared use and this is the guiding principle of the workshop.
The SPEDDEXES tool will be released under the GPL 3 license
SPEDDEXES will provide an opportunity for ecosystem scientists to query data from multiple sources based on spatial, temporal and thematic parameters, and will output both data and statistics calculated on the data in a range of formats depending on the client.
View a prototype of SPEDDEXES
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