19th International CODATA Conference
Category: Data Archiving
of Data Archiving in Global Change Information Research Center, Geographic Science and Natural Resources, China
Zhao Bingru (email@example.com)
Global Change Information Research Center, Institute
of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, China
Deep gap in data archiving exists between developed
countries and developing countries. The main reasons resulted in this status
are about following: capital, technology, personnel and management pattern.
Much money is needed to Collect, process and archive
science & technology data, and to buy expensive storage equipments. Advanced
technology and professional personnel with such technology are necessary for
data archiving. But the developing countries can not provide these conditions
as adequately as developed countries.
China, as one of the developing countries,
inevitably faces these problems. Lack of capital and professional personnel,
dropping behind of technology, and traditional managing pattern all drag the
development of data archiving in China.
The article introduces data archiving in Global Change Information Research Center, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS. The goal of data archiving, the archived
data character, archiving technology, archiving history, related archiving
equipments, and managing pattern will be covered in this article. The goal
of data archiving in our center is to serve for data sharing, especially the
MODIS Data sharing in China. The data sources archived here include:
MODIS data which is received by ground station in our center, other data from
results of research projects finished by our center or co-finished by our
centerís members and the researchers of other units. It is about 5 years since
the data archiving has begun. Up to date the volume of archived data is about
6TB. And a set of managing pattern are forming including data format, data
standard, data processing, database managing, data query and data sharing.