DISTRIBUTED INFRASTRUCTURE ENABLING EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF EARTH OBSERVATION INFORMATION RESOURCES FOR COLLECTIVE SOLUTION OF ARCHIVING, SEARCHING, PROCESSING AND EO DATA ANALYZING TASKS
Keywords: services, integration, infrastructure, distributed, system.
Abstract. Numerous applications of Earth observation (EO) data for Earth resource exploration both for land use management purposes and for fundamental research goals require as much as possible independent EO data sets provided for a number of data consumers, i.e. for collective (shared) data usage. In addition data distribution procedures should be accompanied with sophisticated information services enabling correct interpretation and application of provided data. As a result data providers should be able to convert data in a lot of consumer-proper formats and in some cases it should require additional data processing before data shipping. Presented work proposes basic infrastructure for collective (shared) EO data usage that enables above mentioned integration of information resources contained in typical Russian EO centers. Paper reveals architecture design, description of basic infrastructure elements, and examples of real implementations.