Standard EOSDIS metadata include spatial coverage, time coverage, type of data, sensor type, campaign name, level of processing, etc.
Users can also see that parameters and years are covered relatively uniformly in this hypothetical EOSDIS dataset collection.
Using figures, such as the Smithsonian Institution's 10 million hits per day or the 50,000 EOSDIS
(NASA) users per month, is a more realistic method for determining the value of digital information projects.
If budget problems continue, EOSDIS
will likely be reoriented and downsized.
In particular, the space agency has not devoted enough funding or attention to building prototypes of critical EOSDIS
Every day the EOSDIS
system receives 3 terabytes of new data from its five satellites and distributes 2 terabytes of data to researchers around the world.
SM&A's Systems Solutions Group (SSG), Space Sciences Division will support the EOSDIS
program in three areas:
15, 1997--Hughes Information Technology Systems (HITS) has demonstrated the ability of the EOSDIS
Core System (ECS) to process and archive global climate change data needed to support NASA's Mission to Planet Earth Program.
An unprecedented environmental monitoring effort, EOSDIS
will help determine how human activities are affecting environmental conditions around the world.
The project procurement for the Illustra DBMS from Informix was made by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) on behalf of Hughes Information Technology Systems, the prime contractor for the EOSDIS
Core System (ECS) project.
AutoSys will be used in the EOSDIS
Core System (ECS) project
EMASS was selected by Hughes Information Technology Systems (HITS), NASA's prime contractor for the EOSDIS
project, and by Electronic Data Systems Inc.