GSKY - a scalable standards compliant data service

eResearch 2019 will offer delegates the opportunity to engage, connect, and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how information and communication technologies help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, store, find, understand and re-use information.


The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) has developeda highly distributed geospatial data server called GSKY, which provides a new capability for effective and efficient high performance data analysis. GSKY can be used at scale in national and international initiatives, as it provides fast access to programs and tools over the network and allowing researchers to analyse NCI’s multi-petabyte nationally significant research data collections: from satellite data products, to climate and weather simulations to rich geophysical data analysis. GSKY is standards based and supports on-demand processing of data that allows interactive data exploration with results presented as an OGC standards compliant interface via Web Map Services (WMS), Web Processing Services (WPS) or rawdata arrays using WebCoverage Services (WCS).