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An Open-Source Web Platform to Share Multisource, Multisensor Geospatial Data and Measurements of Ground Deformation in Mountain Areas

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National Research Council of Italy, Research Institute of Geo-Hydrological Protection (CNR IRPI), Strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Turin, Italy
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Department of Earth Sciences, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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National Research Council of Italy, Research Institute of Geo-Hydrological Protection (CNR IRPI), Via della Madonna Alta 126, 06128 Perugia, Italy
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(1), 4; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi9010004
Received: 20 November 2019 / Revised: 5 December 2019 / Accepted: 16 December 2019 / Published: 18 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geospatial Approaches to Landslide Mapping and Monitoring)
Nowadays, the increasing demand to collect, manage and share archives of data supporting geo-hydrological processes investigations requires the development of spatial data infrastructure able to store geospatial data and ground deformation measurements, also considering multisource and heterogeneous data. We exploited the GeoNetwork open-source software to simultaneously organize in-situ measurements and radar sensor observations, collected in the framework of the HAMMER project study areas, all located in high mountain regions distributed in the Alpines, Apennines, Pyrenees and Andes mountain chains, mainly focusing on active landslides. Taking advantage of this free and internationally recognized platform based on standard protocols, we present a valuable instrument to manage data and metadata, both in-situ surface measurements, typically acquired at local scale for short periods (e.g., during emergency), and satellite observations, usually exploited for regional scale analysis of surface displacement. Using a dedicated web-interface, all the results derived by instrumental acquisitions and by processing of remote sensing images can be queried, analyzed and downloaded from both expert users and stakeholders. This leads to a useful instrument able to share various information within the scientific community, including the opportunity of reprocessing the raw data for other purposes and in other contexts. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital archive; spatial data infrastructure; monitoring network; synthetic aperture radar data; GeoNetwork; GeoServer; NextData project digital archive; spatial data infrastructure; monitoring network; synthetic aperture radar data; GeoNetwork; GeoServer; NextData project
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Cignetti, M.; Guenzi, D.; Ardizzone, F.; Allasia, P.; Giordan, D. An Open-Source Web Platform to Share Multisource, Multisensor Geospatial Data and Measurements of Ground Deformation in Mountain Areas. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 4.

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