Develop a web tool, mobile device app or add-on for existing apps or websites that leverages NASA imagery and climate data to illustrate the impacts of our changing Earth in areas of interest to you. Some ideas to explore include:
We are attempting to link the information from the Global Precipitation Measurement database with Twitter trends so that we can identify flooded areas in real time and so predict where the floods will occur next.
Data is retrieved from ... in HDF5 Format. This is parsed using a Java parser and exported into a JSON file and inserted into the database.
Riak KV Store
The details of the precipitation are inserted into a Riak NoSql database. The records are stored in JSON format with a primary key of timestamp | latitude | longitude. Secondary indexes are added on the latitude and longitude fields individually so that queries can be performed without supplying a date range.
Web Front End & Analysis