The Landscape-based Environmental Systems Analysis and Modeling (LESAM) Lab, in conjunction with UB Libraries, have developed the initial framework for a system to help scientists and educators around the world to document their research efforts, share data and models as they collaborate on significant interdisciplinary research. The system is called GeoProMT (http://geopromt.org). GeoProMT is currently being used in a classroom setting within the Geography Department as a test of the applications ability with such tasks as managing emergency response projects, documenting and modeling volcanic hazards, as well as sharing information about soil erosion and flood modeling. The system is developed in PHP and PostGreSQL. PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development which can be embedded into HTML. Our goal is to further develop the planned functionality and to integrate GeoProMT with other commercially available teaching tools like Blackboard and ANGEL as well as NSF funded research projects like VHub (http://vhub.org) using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The proposed cross-platform SOA integration is part of a larger CyberInfrastructure research grant application process which is currently under development.
Disciplines: Computer Science, Computer Programming, Geographic Information Science
Student Skill-Set Needed: Looking for an enthusiastic students with PHP programming, PostGreSQL database and SOA experience willing to engage in conducting and supporting effective research while gaining useful professional skills, recognition, and credentials.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer
For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:
Faculty Member: Chris Renschler