Open-source applications are being created with lightning speed for viewing and exploring data provided by Web Services. This is due to the vast amount of data accessible by Web Services, particularly when services are OGC-Compliant, making for a system of interoperable data. NGDS service architecture was developed to make use of this. Software development for NGDS has been coupled with work on the US Geoscience Information Network (USGIN). To join a community of developers and to see how applications are being developed and used to implement NGDS, visit the Tools, Community and Group pages of USGIN Lab:
USGIN software development projects, many of which support NGDS functions, are open source, and accessible at GitHub in the USGIN Github repository.