a four month sub-project to accelerate progress in unifying the IRI and CIESIN approaches to geospatial data management. currently ArcGIS WMS client supports multiple layers or multiple times, but not both. Also time is limited to evenly spaced. On ArcGIS reading this layer, it shows a Time tab under properties and the time control (activated by button second from right with analog clock icon) works. This shows controls for switching on-and-off layers, but the time control does not appear. I suspect this is because the time coordinate is on the outer layer, and the inner layers are not properly inheriting the coordinates on the outer layer. Simple test would be to rewrite repeating the coordinates on the inner layers. Note that in an actual WMS GetMap request, the coordinate values are specified separately from the layers, so having different coordinates for different layers does not really match the API very well. WCS could provides clean access to collections of images for ArcGIS. This could provide a basis for the DL to better catalog the collections of images that can be generated for a particular variable, so the user can choose images within ArcGIS rather than downloading and tracking image files one-by-one. WCS also has subsetting capabilities. Looking for controls for switching on-and-off layers, and time control. Note that in an actual WMS GetMap request, the coordinate values are specified separately from the layers, so having different coordinates for different layers does not really match the API very well. possibly ArcGIS server or ENVI services OGC WPS supported via python, could implement an ArcGIS tool to interact with the Data Library there is a large class of GIS users who readily make use of GIS features rather than raster data. The DL currently has contouring capabilities, but upgrading them to output polygons and adding export formats for polygons could reach another audience. This has two time slices, one week apart. The netcdf importer for ESRI clearly understood the file, the times were converted to strings, and the initial interface could pick either slice. the layer control, however, messed up the ssta color scale when picking the time there. Given a tile in one projection, need to determine boundingbox in the other projection (to determine which tiles need to be read), then can efficiently read and project the needed tiles in a pipeline. Need the essential information to exchange objects from a non-definitive source, not unlike BitTorrent but with solid provenance. This could be as simple as naming files with their original url, and maintaining a database of url, source-last-modified-time, checksum, and checksum-source-last-modified-time (in case the original server updates its file without actually changing it), and perhaps a last-checked-time. A table of alternative identifiers would be appropriate as well. Also would be nice to have a table of local names that map to the definitive url. The goal is to have reasonable confidence that the copy is correct and it is not necessary to go back to the server. Probably want to allow for a original source that updates, i.e. time ranges on each checksum value in case it becomes a function of time and we want to backtrace a calculation. This is a sample geotiff file generated from the LST data (it is palettecolor, not original data). It is a single tile — multiple-tile geotiff is an ongoing project. explicit support for multiple languages in the interface, good choice for checking what happens to multiple language metadata. Source.