Organised by Group on Earths Observations (GEO), the GEO Data Working Group will hold a weekly webinar to address both the theoretical and practical implementations of data sharing and management principles. They will present their newly released resources in an effort to support learning opportunities and the adoption of open knowledge principles in the development of Earth Observation tools and services, included in this is the GEO Work Programme. This virtual meeting will take place every Monday from 5th September to 24th October 2022, available online via Zoom.
On 3rd October 2022, the topic of discussion will be ‘Usability’ under the revised GEO Data Management Principles DPM3-6. This includes the subtopics; data encoding, data documentation, data traceability, and data quality-control. Usability relates to standardising encoding protocols and enhancing interoperability.
DPM3 is defined as ‘Data should be structured using encodings that are widely accepted in the target user community and aligned with organizational needs and observing methods, with preference given to non-proprietary international standards.’ Usability of data is a crucial part of implementing GEO Data Management Principles, standardising usability will increase the effectiveness of all tools and services.