[ESIP-all] Help us build data lessons: Spatio-temporal Data - NEON / Data Carpentry Lesson Building hackathon

Joe Hourcle oneiros at grace.nascom.nasa.gov
Fri Jul 24 00:14:16 EDT 2015

On Fri, 24 Jul 2015, Leah Wasser via ESIP-all wrote:

> Hi ESIP colleagues!
> We are holding a National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) / Data 
> Carpentry lesson building hackathon in Boulder, Colorado on October 
> 21-23 2015. If you have experience, working with spatio-temporal data in 
> tools like R and Python, have developed lessons and/ or taught theses 
> techniques to others, we encourage you to consider attending this event! 
> Funding is available to support travel.


> Please feel free to get in touch with me, with any questions.

We've been toying with spatio-temporal searching for a while, but I don't 
think I'm at a sufficient level to really contribute anything.*

I'd love to hear what you all come up with, though.**


* And based on the reaction at a meeting on spatial ontologies, I think
   I managed to scare people, as all solar data is spatio-temporal, as
   we're looking at fluid body that's undergoing differential rotation ...
   we need at least three coordinate systems to explain telescope pointing,
   feature locations on the disk, and another for eruptive events, with two
   of them being dependent upon observer location.

** My current plan is to try to find a system that can handle searching
    against 3D volumes, and use two spatial dimensions + one temporal, so
    that I can index short-lived but moving features of interest.

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