CyberGISX (https://cybergisxhub.cgwebdev.cigi.illinois.edu/) is an open online platform that provides streamlined and user-friendly access to advanced cyberinfrastructure and cyberGIS capabilities with an integrated software stack for computationally reproducible and data-intensive geospatial analytics. Each user needs to register for a CyberGISX account to use the CyberGISX platform.
CyberGISX has been developed by a team led by Dr. Shaowen Wang within the CyberGIS Center for Advanced Digital and Spatial Studies (CyberGIS Center) & CyberInfrastructure and Geospatial Information Laboratory (CIGI Lab) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
CyberGISX is built on more than a decade of leading-edge research on cyberGIS mainly supported by several U.S. federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation. It has been used in a variety of geospatial-related domains such as agriculture, geography, and spatial sciences, hydrology and water resources, and public health. Users from more than 4,000 universities, research institutes, and academic organizations in the US and worldwide can quickly register and start using CyberGISX with their institutional credentials.
This CyberGISX release includes the following four key components.
CyberGIS-Hub is a user-centric community portal for discovering and sharing cyberGIS notebooks and related digital resources to enable computational and data-intensive research and education. It provides one-stop access to the CyberGISX platform. Users can quickly “single sign-on” and start accessing the Hub and other services in CyberGISX using their existing institutional credentials. The discovery page on the Hub allows searching for cyberGIS notebooks of interest by different types of metadata. With a simple click on the “Open With” button, any notebook discovered on the Hub can be launched in CyberGIS-Jupyter for a live run. Users can reproduce others’ work and build their own research on top of existing notebooks in this integrated “Sharing & Computing” environment without downloading or installing anything locally. Once a new notebook is developed on CyberGIS-Jupyter, it can be registered on the Hub and shared with other users. In addition to notebooks, users can publish blogs to further disseminate research outcomes. The Hub also provides a publicly shareable professional profile page to highlight users’ contributions to the community. The Knowledge Base page on the Hub is a good place to learn and discover more advanced features CyberGISX provides.
CyberGIS-Jupyter is an online science gateway environment for users to conduct and share reproducible Jupyter Notebooks focused on scalable geospatial data processing and cyberGIS analytics. CyberGIS-Jupyter integrates many cyberGIS and geospatial libraries and is supported by advanced cyberinfrastructure resources.
CyberGIS-Compute is an open-sourced geospatial middleware framework that provides integrated access to high-performance computing (HPC) resources through a Python-based SDK and core middleware services. The key components of CyberGIS-Compute include CyberGIS-Compute SDK and CyberGIS-Compute Core. CyberGIS-Compute is released under Apache 2.0 license.
CyberGIS-Vis integrates cutting-edge cyberGIS and online visualization capabilities into a suite of dynamically configurable software modules for visualization and visual analytical approaches to knowledge discovery based on high-dimensional geospatial data. CyberGIS-Vis is open-sourced under Apache 2.0.
Option 1: Go to CyberGIS-Hub website at https://cybergisxhub.cgwebdev.cigi.illinois.edu/ –> Contact -> Problem Report;
Option 2: Click on the “Bug Report” button (upper right corner) in CyberGIS-Jupyter environment (will open the Problem Report page on CyberGIS-Hub as above);
Option 3: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org