Tufts University has received an award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the development of The Open Geoportal Cloud Federation. As part of the award we will be developing the following components in the coming year:
1. Develop a working prototype for cloud-based, Automated Federated Solr Metadata Harvester supporting multiple metadata formats (1/2013-12/2013).
2. Develop of a formal organizational structure for the Open Geoportal Federation which includes:
A. Host a National Open Geoportal Summit to provide training and develop consensus agreement on roles and governance. Travel for selected attendees funded. (Summer/Fall 2013).
B. Develop the opengeoportal.org to provide collaborative capacity to manage application development and share best-practices (12/2012-2/2013).