[Winsar-Users] ANNOUNCEMENT: Major UNAVCO SAR access and web site changes completed

Fran Boler boler at unavco.org
Wed Jul 18 10:40:40 MDT 2012

Dear WInSAR Data user-

The changes to InSAR data access and related web pages at UNAVCO that 
were announced last week were put in place. I hope by now some of you 
have had a chance to explore the new look of the WInSAR web site:


You should be able to find the content there that you are accustomed to, 
with some amount of reorganization and improved navigation.

The biggest changes are in the data search GUI and the new API. Please 
go to the UNAVCO SAR Archive site


(the link is also in the sidebar navigation of winsar.unavco.org) to 
begin exploring the new data access capabilities. You will want to look 
at how the SAR Data Collections are organized and then explore the GUI 
and API pages.

Questions and comments on these changes are welcome - send to 
archivesar at unavco.org.

Best regards,
Fran Boler

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	ANNOUNCEMENT: Major changes to InSAR data access and related 
web pages at UNAVCO
Date: 	Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:40:01 -0600
From: 	Fran Boler <boler at unavco.org>
Reply-To: 	boler at unavco.org
To: 	winsar-users at ls.unavco.org

Dear WInSAR Data User-

UNAVCO has been working behind the scenes for over a year to improve the 
SAR archive infrastructure, data organization, and the tools for 
accessing SAR data at UNAVCO.  We have also worked to reorganize the 
WInSAR web site and created a new set of pages for the SAR data archive 
at UNAVCO. We are pleased to announce that the new tools and supporting 
SAR web pages will be released on Tuesday July 17.

Here are some highlights of the new capabilities coming next week:

·An application programming interface (API) that allows you to 
programmatically access the data you need

·An example Python client that works with the API

·A new web Graphical User Interface (GUI)

·The ability to search for WInSAR, EarthScope, or Supersites data 
holdings through one interface

·EarthScope CSA Radarsat-1 data originally available as STF has all been 
sliced into frames and formatted as CEOS

·Just one set of credentials (username/password) is needed to access any 
data that you have rights to

A consequence of the migration to the new database and related storage 
realignment is that we are unable to continue to support the current 
data access tools once the new system is released. We will change to the 
new system and the old system will simultaneously be retired. This will 
happen next Tuesday and will involve a temporary shutdown for access to 
the archive until the changeover is completed. Though we expect the 
process to take just a few hours, it may take the entire day so please 
plan your data access accordingly.

We will send links to the new services when the migration is complete.

Best regards,
Fran Boler

Fran Boler, Ph.D.
Data Center Manager
Geodetic Data Services
boler at unavco.org

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