Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Purdue's Omni Map Project

According to a recent news release from Purdue University, the National Science Foundation has awarded researchers at the school $4.5 million for a four year project to develop a geospatial component for Purdue's HUBzero.org open source website software. With a stated design goal of allowing individuals with no geospatial skills to upload virtually any kind of geospatial data, the system is being envisioned as a highly flexible visualization tool that can be used to support a wide range of needs such as emergency preparedness and response and climate change research.  Details below:

(Purdue News Release, November 20, 2013)

Comment: This will be an interesting one to watch play out. Godspeed and good luck!

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