Anaconda Python distribution

Python distribution for large-scale data processing, predictive analytics, and scientific computing.

Anaconda Server
Anaconda cloud

Binstar is a service that allows you to create and manage public and private Anaconda package repositories.


Bokeh is a Python interactive visualization library that targets modern web browsers for presentation. Its goal is to provide elegant, concise construction of novel graphics in the style of D3.js, but also deliver this capability with high-performance interactivity over very large or streaming datasets.


Buildout is a Python-based build system for creating, assembling and deploying applications from multiple parts, some of which may be non-Python-based. It lets you create a buildout configuration and reproduce the same software later.

Climate Data Operators

CDO is a collection of command line Operators to manipulate and analyse Climate and NWP model Data.


The NetCDF Climate Forcast Conventions compliance checker.

climate indice

A climate index is a calculated value that can be used to describe the state and the changes in the climate system.


In climatology, the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP) is a framework and the analog of the Atmospheric Model Intercomparison Project (AMIP) for global coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation models.


The conda command is the primary interface for managing Anaconda installations.


The CORDEX vision is to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships.


The COWS Web Processing Service (WPS) is a generic web service and offline processing tool developed within the Centre for Environmental Data Archival (CEDA).

Catalog Service

Catalog Service for the Web (CSW), sometimes seen as Catalog Service - Web, is a standard for exposing a catalogue of geospatial records in XML on the Internet (over HTTP). The catalogue is made up of records that describe geospatial data (e.g. KML), geospatial services (e.g. WMS), and related resources.


Dispel4Py is a Python library for describing abstract workflows for distributed data-intensive applications.


Docker - An open platform for distributed applications for developers and sysadmins.

Docker Hub

Docker Hub manages the lifecycle of distributed apps with cloud services for building and sharing containers and automating workflows.


Emu is a Python package with some test proccess for Web Processing Services.

Earth System Grid Federation

An open source effort providing a robust, distributed data and computation platform, enabling world wide access to Peta/Exa-scale scientific data.


GitHub organisation of Python projects related to geospatial.


GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data.


GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service.


Gunicorn Green Unicorn is a Python WSGI HTTP Server for UNIX.


The missing package manager for OS X.

Indice Calculation CLIMate

ICCLIM (Indice Calculation CLIMate) is a Python library for computing a number of climate indices.


Linuxbrew is a fork of Homebrew, the Mac OS package manager, for Linux.


Malleefowl is a Python package to simplify the usage of Web Processing Services.


NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a set of software libraries and self-describing, machine-independent data formats that support the creation, access, and sharing of array-oriented scientific data.


nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server.


OpenClimateGIS (OCGIS) is a Python package designed for geospatial manipulation, subsetting, computation, and translation of climate datasets stored in local NetCDF files or files served through THREDDS data servers.

Open Geospatial Consortium

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is an international voluntary consensus standards organization, originated in 1994.,


OpenID (OID) is an open standard and decentralized protocol by the non-profit OpenID Foundation that allows users to be authenticated by certain co-operating sites (known as Relying Parties or RP) using a third party service.,


OWSLib is a Python package for client programming with Open Geospatial Consortium web service interface standards, and their related content models. OWSLib has WPS client library which is used in Birdhouse to access WPS services.,


Pyramid Phoenix is a web-application build with the Python web-framework pyramid. Phoenix has a user interface to make it easier to interact with Web Processing Services.


pycsw is an OGC CSW server implementation written in Python. Started in 2010 (more formally announced in 2011), pycsw allows for the publishing and discovery of geospatial metadata, providing a standards-based metadata and catalogue component of spatial data infrastructures.,

Python Package Index

The Python Package Index is a repository of software for the Python programming language.


Pyramid is a Python web framework.


Python Web Processing Service is an implementation of the Web processing Service standard from Open Geospatial Consortium.


RestFlow is a dataflow programming language and runtime engine designed to make it easy for scientists to build and execute computational pipelines.


Supervisor is a client/server system that allows its users to monitor and control a number of processes on UNIX-like operating systems.


Taverna is an open source and domain-independent Workflow Management System – a suite of tools used to design and execute scientific workflows.


The THREDDS Data Server (TDS) is a web server that provides metadata and data access for scientific datasets, using a variety of remote data access protocols.


VisTrails is an open-source scientific workflow and provenance management system that supports data exploration and visualization.

Web Mapping Service

A Web Map Service (WMS) is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet that are generated by a map server using data from a GIS database.

Workflow Management System

A workflow management system (WfMS) is a software system for the set-up, performance and monitoring of a defined sequence of tasks, arranged as a workflow.

Web Processing Service

WPS is an open standard to search and run processes with a simple web-based interface. See: WPS general usage.


WSGI is an interface specification by which server and application communicate.


In cryptography, X.509 is an ITU-T standard for a public key infrastructure (PKI) and Privilege Management Infrastructure (PMI).


It’s a spec and a set of implementations that allow software running on disparate operating systems, running in different environments to make procedure calls over the Internet.