Request for information and participation in RDA Data Formats session

23 Aug 2016

Hello PaNSIG and MDIIIG members,
In preparation for the upcoming RDA 8th Plenary in Denver, I am collecting instances of "HDF in the wild". That is, I want to know how you are using HDF, what conventions and wrappers you may be using around it, and are there ways to improve its usability for your community. I am asking you to provide me a few brief bits of information that I can include in a presentation to prepare us for a discussion on this topic.
I will be presenting a short intro to this discussion in the joint session with PaNSIG and the RDA/CODATA Materials Data, Infrastructure & Interoperability IG on "Granule metadata and data flows in data sharing and publications". The session been scheduled for Breakout 7 - Saturday 17 Sept, 09:00 - 10:30. This is an opportunity to share your methodologies, conventions and tools with others who may benefit from your work. We are very interested in connecting communities through knowledge and technology sharing.
I have created a google sheet where you can enter this information:
* Research Domain
* Data type(s)
* Conventions (e.g. Self-created docker containers, community algorithms)
* Standards (e.g. ISO 19115*)
* API's (e.g. netCDF)
* tools used with HDF (e.g. Mathematica, self-made)
* Preferred Languages (e.g Python, R)
All fields are optional though the purpose of this effort is to help you connect with other community members as well as help us get an understanding of your needs and desires. I look forward to a lively and informative discussion. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments.
Lindsay Powers
Deputy Director of Earth Science and Community Development
The HDF Group
And NCAR Visiting Scientist
Office: +1.303.497.2652
Cell: +1.720.635.5740