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GISandbox live

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.

1. To sign-in, users must have an XSEDE username and password. If you do not have an XSEDE username you can sign up at the Portal page here:

2. Register as a user using the following Google form. Currently, user accounts are manually verified so you will receive a followup email after you have been registered.

3. The gateway is then accessible through the following website:

GISandbox uses CILogon for authentication, please select the "XSEDE" identity provider to login and then provide your registered XSEDE username and password. Then have fun playing in the GISandbox!

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