Alan Hanesana is from Bangkok, Thailand.¬†He will be entering his second year at Honolulu¬†Community College, and he is pursuing a Bachelor¬†of Applied Science degree through the Computing,¬†Electronics, and Networking Technology (CENT)¬†program at University of Hawaii‚ÄďWest O’ahu.¬†After graduating, Alan plans to move forward with¬†further education In computer science.
Institute when accepted:  Honolulu Community College

Geographic Information System (GIS) Metadata Portal Website Migration Project Site: Pacific Disaster Center Mentor:  David Askov & Richard Nezelek

Project Abstract: The Geographic Information System (GIS) metadata portal website at the Pacific Disaster Center¬†(PDC) in Kihei, Hawaii, provides online geospatial and natural-disaster data to the public.¬†PDC currently serves more than 2,400 metadata records to users, both locally and worldwide.¬†The existing GIS metadata portal website, the Global Hazards Information Network (GHIN),¬†uses a software backend that has been deprecated by the vendor and will no longer be supported¬†beyond the current release. Our goal is to migrate the legacy GHIN metadata searchand-retrieval website to a modern Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) portal environment. The¬†new portal server must support International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Federal¬†Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata profiles. Also, data cataloging and harvesting¬†must be compliant with standard Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) CS-W 2.0.2 or¬†Z39.50 protocols. User account mechanisms for authentication, access, and security must be¬†handled by Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and users must be able to contribute,¬†review, rate, and comment on individual metadata. Two candidate software frameworks,¬†Geonetwork Opensource and Geoportal Server were set up and evaluated against our requirements.¬†For greatest compatibility with PDC’s existing Esri ArcGIS, ArcSDE, Postgresql,¬†OpenDS, Microsoft Exchange, and UNIX system, we selected Geoportal Server 1.1.1 as the¬†new SDI implementation. The Geoportal Server will be installed on Apache Tomcat 6, configured¬†with eXtensible Markup Language (XML) properties and modified JavaServer Pages,¬†JavaScript, HTML as needed. The newly implemented Geoportal Server will ensure that users¬†worldwide can more easily discover and access PDC’s full archive of geospatial data, services,¬†and products.