Glossary

AGDC
The Australian Geoscience Data Cube, an Australian implementation of the ODC.
API
The Data Cube Application Programming Interface gives programmers full access to the capabilities of the Cube, allowing query and advanced data retrieval.
CEOS-SEO
Committee on Earth Observation, Systems Engineering Office
CSIRO
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
NCI
The Australian National Computational Infrastructure is Australia’s national research computing facility. It provides computing facilities for use by Australian researchers, industry and government. For more information see http://www.nci.org.au/.
ODC
Open Data Cube
PostgreSQL
The high performance database engine used as an index of Datasets by the Data Cube. It is both a relational and document database, and the Data Cube schema makes use of both of these capabilities.
Python
The programming language used to develop the Data Cube. It is easy to use while still allowing high performance access and processing capabilities. See http://www.python.org/ for more.
USGS
United States Geological Survey
VDI
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure is a virtual laboratory at NCI that provides a linux desktop environment for scientific computing. For more see http://vdi.nci.org.au/help.
YAML

YAML is a human friendly data serialization standard for all programming languages. It is used for all on disk metadata files and product definitions in the Data Cube.

For more information on the YAML standard see http://yaml.org/.