IoW Data Hubs

IoW Data Hubs are structured sources of findable, accessible, and usable water data that conform to IoW best practices and specifications, adhere to IoW Principles, and are interconnected with other IoW Data Hubs through Geoconnex.

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“IoW Data Hubs, together with the data discovery tool Geoconnex, are the underlying architecture that makes an internet of water possible.”

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What is an IoW Hub?

IoW Hubs are the data architecture supporting an internet of water. There are four necessary components of an IoW Data Hub: data producers, data wrappers, a data store, and a metadata catalog.

There are four types of IoW Water Data Hubs

Select a hub to learn more.

IoW Data Hub Type A Diagram

Type A: Distributed

IoW Data Hub Type C Diagram

Type C: Blended, Hub Pull Data from Producers

IoW Data Hub Type B Diagram

Type B: Blended, Producers Push Data to Hubs

IoW Data Hub Type C: Blended

Type D: Centralized

Summary of Hubs Types Table

Which Hub is Best for You?

Different types of data may be best suited for different types of hubs.

Similarly, a producers capacity or drivers for sharing data may lend themselves to certain types of hub configurations.

Summary of Hubs: Attribute Comparison Table

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Want to learn more about the IoW data architecture? Check out our blog: What is an IoW Data Hub?

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