Geography Computing or “The State of the Empire” Address January 22, 2009 Mark Probert, Information Systems Manager Geography Computing Team - Introductions Gwen Raubal, Computer Network Technologist Jon Hall, Web Programmer Dylan Parenti, Geotechnical Information Specialist
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“The State of the Empire” Address
January 22, 2009
Geography Computing Team - Introductions
Jon Hall, Web Programmer
Manages all aspects of computing infrastructure, software licensing, IP addressing, systems administration of Departmental e-mail & UNIX network, faculty, researcher, staff, and student class accounts and backups. Maintains the faculty computing environment. Establishes policies, and maintains dialogue with the University regarding general computing guidelines. Monitors and responds to request queue.
Assists students, researchers, and faculty in all aspects of geographical instructional and field research computing. Manages Department security access control. Maintains the computing environment for the Star, Soils, GeoTrans, Sustainability, and VIPER Laboratories. Functions as Department webmaster, CorporateTime coordinator, GIS data manager, SDE administrator & DBA. Monitors and responds to request queue.
Manages the spatial@UCSB and Descartes Laboratories. Responds to general Departmental computing and networking customer service requests. Assists the spatial@UCSB administrator. Maintains all aspects of the Department’s printing environment. Coordinates with UCSB OIT on wireless computing issues. Assists the Information Systems Manager with all associated tasks.
Creates and maintains Department website content.
Core Department services provided include:
Additional Services for Recharge:
e-mailed out), at Ellison Hall, Rm. 1839
Shell Client or X-Windows terminal client
yppasswd at the command prompt, and follow the instructions.
UNIX – huh! - What is it Good For? Absolutely…
UNIX as an operating system can support almost any kind of software. Manage and alter vast amounts of data/files/directories with simple scripts.
UNIX offers thousands of tools that can be combined and recombined. Or, create ones custom to your needs! Connects with Windows Explorer by mapping a network drive. (e.g. \\latitude\username )
UNIX is hard to crash.
GUI-free. Shamelessly “borrow” source code, modify, compile, use!
UNIX is anacademia OS. UNIX user = instant uber-computer geek cred.
Internet Explorer (not Mozilla Firefox)
filtered for spam
Open 24/7 for grad students (with building entry)
Open 24/5 for undergrads (without grad supervision)
undergrads until 5 p.m.
projector, updated software, and
surveillance camera installed
Ellison Hall 3621
class, verify that podium is
locked when you are done!
undergrads during undergrad field sections)
during undergrad field sections) (“Rawhide” units)
(All PDA units have ArcPad 7.1.1, GarminXT, and CoPilot Live installed)
(WinXP, ArcGIS 9.3, Office 2007 installed)
ArcGIS Server 9.3 Enterprise Advanced Edition
Microsoft .NET 3.5 (thus, IIS)
Use free Microsoft Visual Web Developer to build applications client-side.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
Microsoft Office 2007
ArcGIS Server 9.3
ArcGIS Server 9.3
Tasks and Roles with an ArcGIS Server
GIS Resources are assets you create using ArcGIS Desktop
GIS Services are GIS resources available through the Web
NOTE: Due to security concerns, Web applications that allow an end-user editing directly to the geodatabase won’t be available right away. However, through ArcGIS Desktop in-house (labs) are OK.
This hardware has not been ordered. Added into the PRP Response as a requested addition.
If funded, would eventually provide each graduate student with 120GB of network disk space.
…and then there’s printing.