GISandbox is a play place for researchers and educators to learn about, experiment with, and advance geographic information systems and science (GIS). GISandbox blends GIS and computing, which encompasses spatial analysis and modeling, agent-based models, as well as high-performance computing (HPC) and cyberinfrastructure.
The Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) is featuring the GISandbox this month! We are honored to be featured by this great community. There are a growing number of science gateways for interdisciplinary problem solving. So please check out their website (and their resources if you are building your own science gateway).
The GISandbox is ready for users. After over a year of work and preparation the GISandbox is transitioning from prototype to production. We would like to acknowledge the NSF-supported Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) Extended Collaborative Support Services (ECSS) team including Davide Del Vento, Andrea Zonca, and Jun Wang as well as the Science Gateway Community Institute (SGCI) including Mark Krenz. Without their dedication and expertise the GISandbox would still be a wish rather than a fully functioning gateway.
The GISandbox gateway runs a JupyterLab interface with a host of open source packages to enable geospatial research. We are putting the finishing touches on the notebook submit option that enables users to take their Jupyter Notebooks and run them on the Comet and Bridges supercomputers. If you are interested in signing up to be a GISandbox user for geospatial education and research, then please follow the 3 steps below.