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Integrating Research Data Management into Geographical Information Systems

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Title: Integrating Research Data Management into Geographical Information Systems
Authors: Jacobs, CT
Avdis, A
Mouradian, SL
Piggott, MD
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Ocean modelling requires the production of high-fidelity computational meshes upon which to solve the equations of motion. The production of such meshes by hand is often infeasible, considering the complexity of the bathymetry and coastlines. The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is therefore a key component to discretising the region of interest and producing a mesh appropriate to resolve the dynamics. However, all data associated with the production of a mesh must be provided in order to contribute to the overall recomputability of the subsequent simulation. This work presents the integration of research data management in QMesh, a tool for generating meshes using GIS. The tool uses the PyRDM library to provide a quick and easy way for scientists to publish meshes, and all data required to regenerate them, to persistent online repositories. These repositories are assigned unique identifiers to enable proper citation of the meshes in journal articles.
Editors: Risse, T
Predoiu, L
Nürnberger, A
Ross, S
Issue Date: 17-Dec-2015
Date of Acceptance: 21-Jul-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/28557
Start Page: 7
End Page: 17
Journal / Book Title: Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA 2015)
Copyright Statement: © 2015 The Authors.
Conference Name: 5th International Workshop on Semantic Digital Archives (SDA 2015)
Keywords: Geographical Information Systems
Research Data Management
Digital Curation
Digital Object Identifier
Online Repositories
Notes: Workshop website: http://sda2015.dke-research.de/ Full proceedings available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1529/
Place of Publication: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1529/
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2015-09-18
Conference Place: Poznan, Poland
Open Access location: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1529/
Appears in Collections:Earth Science and Engineering
Grantham Institute for Climate Change
Faculty of Engineering