Water data networks are increasingly being integrated to answer complex scientific questions that often span large geographical areas and cross political borders. Data heterogeneity is a major obstacle that impedes interoperability within and between such networks. It is resolved here for groundwater data at five levels of interoperability, within a Spatial Data Infrastructure architecture. The result is a pair of distinct national groundwater data networks for the United States and Canada, and a combined data network in which they are interoperable. This combined data network enables, for the first time, transparent public access to harmonized groundwater data from both sides of the shared international border.
Research Article|October 28 2015
Groundwater data network interoperability
Boyan Brodaric, Nate Booth, Eric Boisvert, Jessica Lucido; Groundwater data network interoperability. Journal of Hydroinformatics 17 March 2016; 18 (2): 210–225. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/hydro.2015.242
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