TIME4MAPS - visualizing time-variate data on a map

The Web client TIME4MAPS shows time series data for a visual analysis of spatio-temporal changes of environmental data. The client enables to select spatial and temporal extent and the temporal resolution of the map series. While interacting with the map feature information of the environmental data can be displayed.

[start application] [visualize own data] [factsheet] [detailled client and usage description] [source code]

METAVIZ - showing lineage and usage of data visually

The application METAVIZ visually illustrates the relations between numerical models/simulations and their corresponding in- and output data. The focus of the visualization can be either on an input dataset, a numerical model or an output dataset, such that the use of a dataset, the different outputs of a model or the origin of a dataset can be analysed. The data lineage information is part of the metadata of the GLUES catalog.

[start application] [start detail mode with example data] [factsheet] [source code]

GEOMETAFACET - faceted browsing on scientific geodata and publications

The Web client GeoMetaFacet shows available datasets, series, applications, services and scientific publications of GLUES partners and regional project in a structured way. GeoMetaFacet enables the user to discover and filter the available data interactively based on several project specific facets.

[start application] [factsheet] [detailled client and usage description] [source code]

WPS4R - Geoprocessing with R

WPS4R is a Geoprocessing Web Service (WPS) for the publication and execution of annotated R scripts. WPS admins can upload scripts during runtime. They are stored by the WPS and made available immediately as processes for WPS clients.The scripts are executed by Rserve, which is an independent TCP/IP Server for R. It has either a local or a remote connection to the WPS and could also run on a different server.

[start application] [general description] [description of managing processes and annotating r scripts] [source code]

Geoprocessing Appstore - Sharing geospatial algorithms

The Geoprocessing Appstore is a Web based repository for geospatial algorithms and their implementations. It provides management functions to publish, search and download implementations of geospatial algorithms. A supplementary sandbox allows users to test and execute the algorithms before downloading and embedding them in their own software environments. Furthermore the Appstore comprises a knowledge platform, which provides documentation and (semantic) metadata about geoprocessing functionality (geooperators).

[start application] [source code]

Climate Charts - An application to create meteorological charts for places worldwide

Climate charts are a well-known and proven concept to analyze the climate of a specific location. Usually, climate charts for popular cities, parcs or special regions can be found online. With this application the user can see a climate chart about any given place that is selected on a world map. The climate charts are dynamically generated and provide the opportunity to see changes of the climate over time with a time line.

[start application] [source code]

METAVIZ4GEONETWORK - Visualize lineage in a metadata catalog

MetaViz is a Web client that visually illustrates the relations between numerical models/simulations and their corresponding in- and output data developed in GLUES. GeoNetwork is an OpenSource metadata catalog, which has been extended with MetaViz scripts. Users of this extended catalog can interactively navigate through the lineage of datasets that are stored in the catalog.

[source code for the extended catalog] [general code description]

TRIPLESTORE - Linked data in a scientific geodata infrastructure

The Triple Store contains all GLUES metadata in a triple format (RDF). The realized Linked Open Data concept allows detailed semantic data analysis and linking from and to further data pools.
The GLUES Triple Store will be extended until end of 2014.

[application with detailed usage description] [white paper about LOD and the GLUES Triple Store] [source code]

CSWLoDEnabler - Converting OGC CSW metadata into RDF triples

The CSWLoDEnabler maps entries of an OGC CSW catalog to Linked Open Data using the software project Jena and inserts the results into a Virtuoso Triple Store .
The CSWLoDEnabler project will be extended until end of 2014.

[general information] [source code]

COMPARE2MAPS - comparing time-variate data on linked maps

The Web client COMPARE2MAPS is an extension of the Time4Maps application. It visualizes two time series datasets on two linked maps. The client enables to select spatial and temporal extent and the temporal resolution for both maps at the same time. Feature information of the two different thematic dataset can be displayed and compared as well.

[start application] [factsheet] [source code]

WMS2KML - transforming data in google earth format

The application WMS2KML enables to visualize map data in Google Earth. Therefore, the maps must be provided by a Web Map Service (WMS). The descriptions of the maps are automatically transformed into the KML format which is supported by Google Earth.

[start application]

TIME4KOEPPEN - visualizing climate classifications on a map

The Web client TIME4KOEPPEN enables user to perform a Koeppen-Geiger climate classification on the basis of scenario datasets provided by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Additional thematic information such as local precipitation and temperature readings or climate classes can be obtained by clicking into the map. Furthermore, climate diagrams for an arbitrary location of interest can be generated.

[start application] [factsheet]

SCIENTIFIC INFRASTRUCTURES - faceted browsing on scientific infrastructures

The application shows the results of a survey on available scientific infrastructures and enables the user to discover the infrastructures and filter them interactively based on several facets. The survey particularly addressed the provided contents and functionalities, the supported data formats and interfaces, system architectures, licensing and funding.

[start application]

GLUES REGISTRY - common vocabularies for projects, scenarios and topic categories

The GLUES registry consists of three register that provide vocabularies for the projects of the Sustainable Land Management Program, the topic categories and the scenarios, that are used in the program.

[show registry] [factsheet] [source code]

All applications are implemented with the help of the latest libraries. Unfortunately some of these libraries (e.g. OpenLayers 3) do not provide full functionality for all browsers. Currently, the GLUES applications are tested with Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla 29, Chrome 34, Safari 5.1, Opera 21 and higher versions, but are not available for Internet Explorer 8 or earlier versions.
The applications will be extended and improved continuously. Therefore some of the links and tools might be temporary unavailable. Nevertheless, if you recognize any bugs or inappropriate behaviour of the provided tools feel free to contact us (christin.henzen [at] Suggestions for improvements are also welcome.