2016 Technical Session

Planetary Data System (PDS) Technical Session

September 21, 2016 – September 23, 2016

Caltech, CA

If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact Emily Law (818) 354-6208, emily.s.law@jpl.nasa.gov.

Time and Place

The PDS Tech Session will be held: 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday September 21 and Thursday September 22 and 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on Friday September 23 in Annenberg Auditorium at Caltech.


2016 PDS Fall Tech Session Agenda

Day 1 – PDS4 Standards Discussion (8:30 am – 5 pm)
8:30-9:00Welcome and Tech Session OverviewDan
9:00-9:30Overview of the PDS4 Data StandardsSteve
9:30-10:00PDS4 Product Development & Process DiscussionRon
 Discussion Theme: Lessons learned and plans for PDS4 (10:15-3:00) 
3:15-4:00LDDTool, Ingest_LDD, and Dictionary StacksSteve
4:30-5:00Wrap up 
Day 2 – Tools Discussion (8:30 am – 5 pm)
8:30-9:00Objectives and Overview of ToolsDan
9:00-9:30Tool Working GroupDan
9:30-10:00Tool RegistrySean
10:15-11:00Core Tools: Label Design, Label Generation, Validation and TransformationSean
11:00-11:30Inspect Tool PlansSean
12:30-3:00 Node Specific Tool Presentations
Geosciences Node Tools
– PPI: igpp-dogenMimicFormatted Views of XML
– PPI: pds4.xslcollection_data_l2_svy3d_v2.4.xmlmvn_swe_l2_svy3d_20160403_v03_r03.xml
– IMG: ISIS and PDS4
– IMG: PDS4 Label Design Tool
– SBN-PSI: OLAF – Online Archiving Facility
– SBN-UMD: Trying to write a general PDS4 data tool
DN reps
3:15-:4:30Hands on support to work with data productsAll
4:30-5:00Wrap up 
Day 3 – Services Discussion (8:30 am – 12:30 pm)
8:30-9:00Objectives and Introduction to servicesDan
9:00-9:30Data Ingestion and RegistrationSean
9:30-10:30Search, Access and DistributionSean
11:45-11:15APIs and Interfaces (REST protocols, PDS-specific etc)Sean
11:15-12:00Node deployment of servicesAll
12:00-12:30Wrap up 



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Conference Room at Annenberg Auditorium
Please park in the Holliston Parking Structure and Permit can be purchased at pay station, and then walk west to Annenberg Auditorium.

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Coffee/tea and refreshments will be available during 9/21-9/22 morning and afternoon breaks, and during 9/23 morning break.


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PDS Tech session Day 1
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