[ESIP-all] 2 spaces left at data visualization summit in Santa Barbara (october 27)

Bruce Caron bruce at nmri.org
Wed Sep 9 17:03:52 EDT 2009

Remotely-Sensed Earth-Data Visualization Tool and Technology Summit: Santa
Barbara, October 27, 2009

Dear earth data visualization tool maker/advanced tool user:
The Summit will bring together data visualization tool makers/advanced users
to talk about the state of the science in remote sensing visualization tool
development. As new data services (SOAP, etc.), new coding environments
(FLEX, etc.) and new display tools (Google Earth, etc.) emerge, it is time
to look and plan ahead. The tools available today, from high-end
COTSsoftware (Matlab,
IDL, ArcGIS) to Java-based tools (McIDAS, IDV), offer developers and users a
broad range of capabilities. But are these capable of supporting the greater
level of interactivity that users are becoming accustomed to? Is it time to
move to more ubiquitous data visualization capabilities? Is there a “data
PDF” on the horizon? What are the tools the should/will emerge over the next
five years? What are the solutions to common data and service access
problems? Are there ways to share technologies that can accelerate tool

The Summit will bring a dozen top earth data tool makers/users into an
intense, one-day conversation about the future for tools and technologies.
This conversation and descriptions of the makers’ tools will be collected
into a book, Earth Data Visualization Tools and Technologies: State of the
art and future trends, which will be published by the Earth System Research
Press in early 2010. The Summit will also publish its conversations and
content on the Summit site (http://nmri.org/tags/summit).

As a data visualization tool maker/user, we hope you will consider joining
us on October 27, 2009 in Santa Barbara for this all-day Summit. There are
limitations to the number of participants, and we have limited funds for
travel reimbursement (and not enough for everyone). The Summit will be held
at the Upham Hotel downtown. There will be a dinner gathering on the
previous evening (Monday, October 26).

NOTE: each participant will be an author for one short chapter in the Book
centered on their technology/tool/product. Guidelines for the content of
this chapter will be provided. All content generated by the Summit will be
made available to the public through a Creative Commons By Attribution
license. Authors will be allowed to purchase books at the author discount.
Any royalties generated by the Book will be contributed to the Foundation
for Earth Science.

The summit is funded by NASA Reason Award: NNN04AA02A



Bruce Caron, PhD
Research Director
New Media Research Institute
Santa Barbara, CA USA
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