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Summary

This section contains a series of recommendations made by NASA's Earth Science Data System Working Groups (ESDSWG) Dataset Interoperability Working Group (DIWG) that are intended to increase and enhance the interoperability of Earth Science data product files. The DIWG recommendations herein embody best practices to reduce and bridge gaps between geoscience dataset formats widely used at NASA and elsewhere and to help ensure that Earth science datasets smoothly interoperate with each other regardless of their origin.

The first document, Dataset Interoperability Recommendations for Earth Science, was published in July 2016 and contains 12 recommendations. The second, Dataset Interoperability Recommendations for Earth Science: Part 2, was published in April 2019. These are a continuation of the 2016 recommendations with the same goal of improving the interoperability of Earth Science dataset files. Most cover new areas of interoperability while some expand on the 2016 recommendations.

Section Contents

List of Recommendations

Dataset Interoperability Recommendations for Earth Science (RFC-028)

Dataset Interoperability Recommendations for Earth Science: Part 2 (RFC-036)