ToolMatch Sprint: Be Part of the Geoinformation Blueshift!


Have you ever sat in front of your computer for hours on end looking for data?  Or looking for data in a certain format?  Or looking for tools that are able to visualize data in a certain format?  Have you ever sat back and thought to yourself, "There has got to be a better way to do this!"   So do we.  Join us in a hands-on workshop to collaboratively build the relationships among data, tools, scientific research and research outputs.  

This is not a hackathon.  There is no need for coding (although, you're welcome to code if that's how you roll).  This 90 minute sprint event brings together researchers, students, coders, librarians and anyone else from the wider ESIP community to contribute their knowledge, experience, and questions around data collections, data sets, data types, visualization tools, tool capabilities, and the like.  We’ve got some ideas of how to describe those relationships that we’re working with in the ToolMatch project, but want to test our world view against your reality.  So, bring your data or what you know about them.  Bring your tools, toolkits, scripts and a loosely formed conceptualisation of the capabilities you'd like to see in Earth science informatics research.

Whitehead, B.; Scott, S.; Hoebelheinrich, N.; Lynnes, C.; West, P.; Huffer, B.; ToolMatch Sprint: Be Part of the Geoinformation Blueshift!; 2016 ESIP Summer Meeting. ESIP Commons , March 2016