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Integrated CEOS European Data Server (ICEDS)

Department of Geomatic Engineering at University College London (UCL) have been funded by the British National Space Centre (BNSC) to develop a web GIS service to serve global geographic data derived from remote sensing datasets.

Funding was provided as part of the BNSC International Cooperation Programme 2 (ICP-2). ICEDS was inspired in particular by the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS) CEOS Landsat and SRTM Project (CLASP) proposal. An express intention of ICEDS (aim 4 in the list above) was therefore that the solution developed by ESYS and UCL should be redistributable, for example, to other CEOS members. After an initial survey of the Web GIS packages available at the time , the ICEDS team decided initially to use the Deegree package, a free software initiative founded by the GIS and Remote Sensing unit of the Department of Geography, University of Bonn , and lat/lon. The Red Spider web mapping software suite was also provided by IONIC Software. The final map server package adopted by the project was the University of Minnesota Map Server.
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