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CSISS is continuing support of OGC OWS-9

CCI and Innovations threads

23 April 2012
Point of Contact (PoC): Prof. Liping Di
CCI thread:
1. OWS-9 CCI Conflation with Provenance Engineering Report (Lead) (Genong Yu)
2. Conflation Web Processing Service (Genong Yu)
3. Catalog for Provenance (Peng Yue)
4. Metadata encodings for Semantic Mediation (Yuanzheng Shao)
5. Conflation rules encoding (Genong Yu)

Innovations thread: 1. OWS-9 OWS Innovations WCS for LIDAR Engineering Report (Lead)(Weiguo Han)
2. WCS 2.0 Service - GML JP2, LIDAR Gridded (Yuanzheng Shao)
3. OWS-9 OWS Innovations Coverage Access Study Engineering Report (contributor) (Wenli Yang)
4. WCS 2.0 Service Access Innovations (Yuanzheng Shao)
5. OWS-9 Innovations GMLJP2 for NITF Engineering Report (contributor) (Yuanzheng Shao)

Click here for more details about OGC OWS-9.

CropScape Project Team won

the 63rd Annual Secretary's Honor Awards of USDA

13 September 2011 CropScape - Cropland Data Layer Project Team won the 63rd Annual Secretary's Honor Awards of U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Secretary's Annual Honor Awards are the most prestigious awards presented by USDA. The purpose of Honor Awards is to provide high-level recognition to people who have made outstanding contributions to USDA's mission. The team is composed of staff from Center for Spatial Infomration Science and Systems (CSISS) and National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Team members from CSISS include Prof. Liping Di, Dr. Weiguo Han, Dr. Meixia Deng, Dr. Genong Yu, Mr. Ali Yagci, and Ms. Chunming Peng. This esteemed accomplishment testifies the hard work and success of the team.

CSISS is continuing support of OGC OWS-8

WCS-EO, Sensor fusion, and Aviation

29 March 2011
Point of Contact (PoC): Prof. Liping Di
Task Items:

1. Overall weekly and monthly progress report and telecon (Peisheng Zhao, Genong Yu, Yuqi Bai)

2. WCS-EO tasks (coordinator: Peisheng Zhao)
2.1 HDF-EOS swath/grid structure (both 4 and 5) to WCS-EO profile GML mapping (Wenli Yang, Peisheng Zhao)
2.2 HDF- EOS metadata to WCS-EO metadata mapping (Wenli Yang, Peisheng Zhao)
2.3 WCS-EO supporting HDF-EOS4 and HDF-EOS5 (both swath and grid), open source reference implementation (Yuanzheng Shao, Peisheng Zhao, Wenli Yang)

3. Sensor fusion/sensor web (coordinator: Genong Yu)
3.1 WPS for video change track (Zeqiang Chen, Genong Yu)
3.2 Mobile client (Gil Heo, Genong Yu)

4. Aviation (in-kind) (Yuqi Bai)
4.1 WXXM 1.1 WCS 2.0 (Huilin Wang, Yuqi Bai with help of Yuangzheng Shao)

Click here to know more details about OGC OWS-8.

Recent R&D Activities

Seminar: Monitoring of Agriculture with Remote Sensing Researches at Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)

10 April, 2013 Dr. Zhongxin Chen, a Research Professor at the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), gave a presentation about the agricultural monitoring with remote sensing, global change and food security. He is the Deputy Director of Key Laboratory of Agri-Informatics of the Ministry of Agriculture of China (MOA). He is also affiliated to the Remote Sensing Application Center of MOA and Department of Agricultural Application, National Remote Sensing Center of China.

2012 Cropland Data Layer Release

31 January, 2013 The 2012 cropland data layer (CDL) product for the Continental United States (CONUS) is released in CropScape.

2012 HDF-EOS Workshop XV

17-19 April 2012 CSISS/GMU has two presentations during HDF-EOS Workshop XV: "Access HDF-EOS data with OGC Web Coverage Service - Earth Observation Application Profile" by Dr. Yuanzheng Shao and "Web-based On-demand Global NDVI Data Services" by Dr. Dayong Shen.

Seminar: Crop Yield Estimation Research in China

21 Feb. 2012 Prof. Jianqiang Ren from the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science, visited CSISS, and gave a presentation.

Seminar: High Spatial Resolution Remote Sensing

21 Feb. 2012 Prof. Yan Lei, director of Head of Spatial Information Integration & Its Applications Beijing Key Laboratory, from the RS & GIS Institute of Peking University, visited CSISS, and gave a presentation.

Seminar: Semantic-based Discovery of Spatial Data Services - A Case Using OGC WFS

19 Sep. 2010 Mr. Wei Liu gave a presentation on his research progress, which is a summary of his research and study conducted at CSISS. He is a PHD student in Cartography and Geographic Information Engineering in the School of Environment and Spatial Informatics, China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China. He is also co-supervised by Prof. Liping Di. The presented R&D results will be the essential components of his dissertation to be fully developed.

Seminar: Recent studies on climate and environment changes in East Asia

13 Sep. 2010 Prof. Jinjun Ji from the Institute of Atmosphere Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, visited CSISS, and gave a presentation.

Seminar: Video Change Detection Web Processing Service

30 July 2010 Mr. Zeqiang Chen, a Ph.D. student of Professor Liping Di, gave a presentation about his work on the implementation of video change detection Web Processing Service in the OWS-7 (OGC testbed phase 7).


25-30 July 2010 CSISS/GMU has two presentations during this symposium: "Persistent WCS and CSW services of GOES data for GEOSS" and "Enhancing Remote Sensing Education with GeoBrain Cyberinfrastructure". Dr. Meixia Deng co-chaired two sessions with Dr. Hampapuram Ramaprian: FR2.L03 GIS Applications and FRP2.PF Geographic Information Science: Applications.

2010 ESIP Federation Summer Meeting and Winner of Annual Mini-grant Competition

20-23 July 2010 There are two posters presented during this meeting: "Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Common Infrastructure (GCI)" (Douglas D. Nebert, Liping Di, Yuqi Bai, Xuanang Cheng) and "Sharing and Analyzing DEM Datasets Through DEM Explorer" (Weiguo Han, Liping Di, Peisheng Zhao, Xiaoyan Li, Yuanzheng Shao, Meixia Deng).
Dr. Weiguo Han attented this meeting. The project titled Sharing and Analyzing DEM Datasets Through DEM Explorer from CSISS won $5,000 award in Annual Mini-grant competition from ESIP FUNding Friday.

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October 21-22, 2013: NSF EarthCube Domain End-User Workshop: Engaging the Atmospheric Cloud/Aerosol/Composition Community

October 21-22, 2013 at the Mason Inn Conference Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Click HERE for more details. Agenda, WebEx Meeting, Final Attendee List

August 7, 2013: CSISS office moved!

CSISS office moved to: 4087 University Drive Suite 3100, Fairfax, VA 22030

Agro-Geoinformatics 2013 (August 12-16 | Fairfax, Virginia USA). Call For Papers

The Second International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics (Agro-geoinformatics 2013) is organized and hosted by the Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) of George Mason University (GMU), with technical and financial sponsorships from USDA NIFA, IEEE GRSS, OGC, and many other organizations. Click HERE for details.

Spetember 08, 2012: Agro-Geoinformatics 2012 conference was successfully organized by CSISS.

The First International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics 2012 was successfully held n Shanghai, China on August 2-4, 2012. The conference was sponsored by USDA and con-organized by CSISS and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Click HERE for details.

August 16, 2012: Computers & Geosciences Special Issue "Towards a Geoprocessing Web" published

This issue was edited by Drs. Peisheng Zhao, Feng Lu, and Theodor Foerster. It will be published by Computers & Geosciences journal in October 2012 as Volume 47.

Please cLick here to find this issue on the sciencedirect website.

April 23, 2012: Special Issue: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing - Geoscience Data Provenance. Call for Papers

There is a special issue Geoscience Data Provenance of IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 September 2012. Call for Papers. Click here for more details.

March 22, 2012: CropScape is listed as one of highlights of Agency Open Government IT Accomplishments

CropScape is listed as one of highlights of Agency Open Government IT Accomplishments that improve citizen engagement in the Office of Management and Budget's report of FY 2011 Report to Congress on the Implementation of The E-Government Act of 2002. Click here to know details.
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