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About GEOSS Registry System

The GEOSS registry system consists of two parts: the 'GEOSS Component and Service Registry' and the 'GEOSS Standards and Interoperability Registry'.

The GEOSS Component and Service Registry includes mechanisms to register components and have them approved by the GEO Secretariat, to register services and associate them with GEOSS-recognized standards -- and special arrangements for implementations using non-recognized approaches. A taxonomy of standards types is also proposed to assist in the discovery and classification of GEOSS service implementations.

The GEOSS Standards and Interoperability Registry is a repository for information about standards and other interoperability arrangements that have relevance to the implementation and operation of GEOSS. In the Standards and Interoperability Registers you will find those standards that have been formally adopted for GEOSS, standards that are currently in use by GEOSS components, although not yet formally sanctioned, and standards that are potential candidates for use in GEOSS.

The following picture depicts how these two registries interact with each other. The region in purple identifies the Component and Service Registry, and the Standards and Interoperability Registry is in gray.

GEOSS Registry System

Note: Figure designed by Douglas Nebert, and modified by Yuanzheng Shao on April. 2013. Excerpted from the GEOSS Common Infrastructure (GCI) Architecture Design Document 2012.

CSR Contact Information

The GEOSS Component and Service Registry System (CSR) was developed and is operated and maintained by the Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS), George Mason University, with grants from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The CSISS project team consists of Prof. Liping Di (Principal Investigator), Mr. Ranjay Shrestha (project lead), and Mr. Lingjun Kang. Previous members of the project team are Dr. Yuanzheng Shao, Dr. Yuqi Bai, Mr. Xuanang (Roman) Cheng, Ms. Huilin Wang, Dr. Aijun Chen, Dr. Yaxing Wei and Dr. Dayong Shen.

Should you have any questions about CSR, please email us.
Liping Di (ldi@gmu.edu)
Ranjay Shrestha (rshresth@masonlive.gmu.edu)

Mr. Douglas D. Nebert was the USGS technical representative official in the project.

SIR Contact Information

The GEOSS Standards and Interoperability Registry (SIR) was developed, and is operated and maintained by the IEEE Committee on Earth Observation (ICEO).

IEEE is a Participating Organization of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). The ICEO is a Standing Technical Committee of the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB), and coordinates the IEEE and TAB efforts on matters relating to GEO and its Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). ICEO serves as the focal point for all IEEE GEO and related activities.

Should you have any questions about SIR, please email us.
Steven F. Browdy (steven.browdy@ieee.org)
Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa (sjsk@nsidc.org)