PASDA

I attended the 7th Annual SW Pennsylvania Geo-Spatial Conference at California University Pennsylvania on Friday 8/25/2006. One session was devoted to PASDA which is a data warehouse for Pennsylvania that I'm familiar with. They have fast servers and are storing a lot of data (10's of TerraBytes) and their IMS tools for downloading are very cool. It sounds like they've spent a lot of effort improving navigation on the site through a wizard interface. I did a command line FTP to the site today to download all the 2004 NAIP imagery for the entire state. I didn't clock the download but It was seemingly very fast. I was very impressed with the described improvements to their site.

visit PASDA ... http://www.pasda.psu.edu/