GINA is a mechanism within the University of Alaska (UA) for sharing data and technical capacity among Alaskan, Arctic, and world communities.
Established in 2001 as an initiative of UA’s President, GINA promotes collaboration at the local, state, and federal levels by increasing community-wide participation in the discovery and use of geospatial data. GINA’s products and services greatly expand the range of available analysis capabilities in order to better address research and management requirements.
|GINA team at Polar Hackathon|
Posted 15 days ago
This week GINA team members are at Stony Brook University attending the RCN Polar Cyber Infrastructure Hackathon. Twenty attendees from national and international universities represent a variety of backgrounds and projects. Representing UAF are GINA’s technical services lead Dayne Broderson, GINA research programmer Jiang Zhu, and GINA project manager Vanessa Raymond.
For this Hackathon the team is working to create a Docker container for running Jiang’s EMODIS NDVI code on high throughput computing (HTC) using Open Science Grid. Jiang created this code for the National Park Service for annual analysis of landscape vegetation change. By using containers and HTC, the team hopes to create an efficient and cost-effective method of processing and storing this large dataset.
View our progress here:
Jiang Zhu and Dayne Broderson discussing our new approach for the hackathon
Day two: Training! Still life of training session after lunch.
Day three: Dayne Broderson presenting on our work in progress of creating and running a simple Docker container.
GINA receives numerous geospatial data sets, many in real time. Information is then rapidly processed and managed for use by scientiﬁc researchers, state and federal agencies, and the general public.
GINA is involved with many Alaskan, Arctic and International projects. Our goal is to increase community-wide participation in the discovery and sharing of geospatial data.
GINA teams with partner institutions and agencies to create information products and services that are used in a variety of projects to better display and understand spatial information.