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CyberGIS

The CyberGIS Project is funded by the National Science Foundation to develop a geospatial cyberinfrastructure environment for the integration of cyberinfrastructure, GIS, and spatial analysis/modeling software. For more information visit the CyberGIS website. 

The project:

1) engages multidisciplinary communities through a participatory approach in evolving CyberGIS software requirements;

2) integrates and sustains a core set of composable, interoperable, manageable, and reusable CyberGIS software elements based on community-driven and open source strategies;

3) empowers high-performance and scalable CyberGIS by exploiting spatial characteristics of data and analytical operations for achieving unprecedented capabilities for geospatial knowledge discovery;

4) enhances an online geospatial problem solving environment to allow for the contribution, sharing, and learning of CyberGIS software by numerous users, which fosters the development of education, outreach, and training programs crosscutting multiple disciplines;

5) deploys and tests CyberGIS software by linking with national and international cyberinfrastructure to achieve scalability to significant sizes of geospatial problems, cyberinfrastructure resources, and users; and

6) evaluates and improves the CyberGIS framework through domain science applications and vibrant partnerships to gain better understanding of the complexity of coupled human-natural systems, e.g. emergency management and assessing impacts of climate change.

CyberGIS Overview


CyberGIS Component Architecture

Adapted from Wang, S. 2010. A CyberGIS Framework for the Synthesis of Cyberinfrastructure, GIS, and Spatial Analysis. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 100 (3):535-557.