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Monday, July 22, 2019

Database Archive with Map Interface

Free spatio-temporal database archive.    The world map interface is interesting, you can play with the data on the map, then download data as needed.   You can also add your own data to the map.

Dataset Archive Helps Researchers Quickly Find a Needle in a Haystack 
University of California, Riverside
Holly Ober
July 17, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have developed the UCR Spatio-temporal Active Repository (UCR STAR), a free archive of large spatio-temporal datasets available through an interactive exploratory interface. UCR STAR's interface is similar to that of Google Maps, as users can zoom in and out and pan around to get a quick overview of the data distribution, coverage, and accuracy. Important details are displayed once a dataset is selected, and the subset download feature allows users to quickly download the data for a given geographical region. Said UCR’s Ahmed Eldawy, “The map interface visualizes the data, so you can see if it’s a good fit. It’s like a catalog for datasets.”   ... '

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