ESO Document List

Document Title Technology Area Number Document Type Resource Type Review Status Recommendation
Charter of the ESDS Standards Process Group Process ESDS-RFC-001 Administrative Document Technical Note Final Deprecated
The ESDS Standards Process Process ESDS-RFC-002 Administrative Document Process Final Deprecated
Instructions to RFC Authors Process ESDS-RFC-003 Administrative Document Technical Note Final Approved
The Data Access Protocol – DAP 2.0 Discovery & Access ESDS-RFC-004 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
OpenGIS ® Web Map Service Version 1.3 Discovery & Access ESDS-RFC-005 Standard Technical Note Final Approved
OpenGIS ® Web Map Service Version 1.1.1 Discovery & Access ESDS-RFC-006 Standard Specification Final Approved
HDF 5 Data Format ESDS-RFC-007 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
HDF EOS 5 Data Format ESDS-RFC-008 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
HDF 4 Data Format Legacy Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
HDF EOS 2 Data Format Legacy Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
Aura Guidelines Technical Note Data Format ESDS-RFC-009 Suggested Practice
Technical Note Final Approved
Backtrack Orbit Search Algorithm Technical Note Discovery & Access ESDS-RFC-010 Suggested Practice Technical Note Final Deprecated
NetCDF Classic Data Format ESDS-RFC-011 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
GCMD Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Metadata ESDS-RFC-012 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
GCMD Service Entry Resource Format (SERF) Metadata ESDS-RFC-013 Standard/Convention Specification Final Deprecated
Interoperability between OGC CS/W and WCS Protocols Metadata ESDS-RFC-014 Suggested Practice Technical Note Final Deprecated
Provenance within Data Interoperability Standards Metadata ESDS-RFC-015 Suggested Practice Technical Note Final Deprecated
Lessons Learned Regarding WCS Server Design and Implementation Discovery & Access ESDS-RFC-016 Lessons Learned Technical Note Final Deprecated
Mapping HDF5 to DAP2 Data Format ESDS-RFC-017 Suggested Practice Technical Note Final Approved
Creating File Format Guidelines: The Aura Experience Data Format ESDS-RFC-018 Lessons Learned Technical Note Final Approved
International Consortium for Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation (ICARTT) File Format Standards Data Format ESDS-RFC-019 Standard/Convention Specification Final Deprecated
ECHO Metadata Standard Metadata ESDS-RFC-020 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
NetCDF Climate and Forecast (CF) Metadata Conventions Metadata ESDS-RFC-021 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
NetCDF-4/HDF5 File Format Data Format ESDS-RFC-022 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
Updates to GCMD Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Metadata ESDS-RFC-023 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
Process for Earth Science Data Systems Standards and References Process ESDS-RFC-024 Administrative Document Process Final Approved
CEOS OpenSearch Discovery & Access ESDS-RFC-025 Suggested Practice Technical Note Final Approved
Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. OpenGIS ® KML Data Format ESDS-RFC-026 Standard Specification Final Approved
ASCII File Format Guidelines Data Format ESDS-RFC-027 Standard/Convention Technical Note Final Approved
Dataset Interoperability Recommendations for Earth Science Data Data Format ESDS-RFC-028 Suggested Practice Technical Note Final Approved
ICARTT Format Standards V2.0 Data Format ESDS-RFC-029 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved
Polling with Delivery Record (PDR) Mechanism Discovery & Access ESDS-RFC-030 Standard/Convention Specification Final Approved

Definitions of Terms

Document Types


  • Standard - specification approved by a recognized standards body such as Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF®)
  • Convention - specification in common use among some members of the NASA ESDS community
    • In practice, Standard and Convention are often used interchangeably.
  • Suggested Practice - guidance on how to apply a particular standard or convention within the NASA ESDS community
  • Lessons Learned - document describing the use of software, protocols or processes that may be helpful to others
  • Administrative Document - used to manage the standards process.

Resource Types


  • Software - library or toolkit available for use
  • Specification - document describing a format or protocol in sufficient detail that it can be independently implemented in software
  • Process - steps that can be followed to reach a desired result
  • Technical Note - other technical document of interest to the community

Technology Area

  • Data Format
  • Metadata
  • Discovery and Access
  • Process

Review Status

Defines current position in the standards review process:

  • Legacy - formal review has been bypassed for a legacy standard in common usage
  • Monitoring - up and coming technology to watch, not yet described in an RFC
  • In development - document is being written
  • Submitted - document has been submitted for evaluation
  • In review - community comment and ESO evaluation in progress
  • Final - published document

Recommendation


  • Approved - recommended for use in NASA Earth science data systems
  • Emerging - promising technology, not rigorously reviewed or widely adopted yet
  • Limited / Restricted - approved for use only in certain circumstances
  • Deprecated - don't choose for new projects
  • Obsoleted - no longer in use
  • Proposed / In Process - placeholder until recommendation is made

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2017 at 1:38 PM EDT