Being a User of the URR
If you are an individual who wants to use the URR to explore the contents and to
perform analyses, the View and Analysis menus are the ones you want to use. If you
would like to contribute data to the URR, you will have to register and login
before you can use the Publish menu to edit existing entries or add new ones. The
Login function allows you to register as a user of the URR, which
comes with a number of added functions and conveniences not available to anonymous
It is strongly recommended to consult the tutorials before starting to publish in
the URR. At a minimum, new users need to look at the brief introduction to the URR
available as the URR Quicky. This Quicky provides the very basics for users who
want to search the URR or start publishing their information, and this introduction
is a must-read for those who cannot go through the tutorials in more detail.
In the View menu, you can display individual entries in any of the URR forms,
generate reports with several entries, and export the result of a search
for processing with other programs. The items of the View menu reflect the data
model of the URR.
The Publish menu provides the forms that allow you to add new entries or to edit
existing ones in all seven key relations, the Lexicon, the Links relation, and in
auxiliary relations and controlled vocabularies.
Analyzing the Contents
The Analyze menu will provide the function to construct and analyze the networks
that connect Earth observations to end users and illustrate the interdependence
of applications and user types.
Setting Your Preferences
In the Preferences menu, you will be able to customize the URR to your personal
needs and preferences.
The tutorials will introduce you to the publishing, viewing and analyzing of URR
contents. The tutorials for the Publish menu are particularly detailed and will
walk you through the various steps of publishing User Types, Applications,
Requirements, Research Needs, Technology Links, Lexicon Terms and References. By
doing so, the tutorials explain the concepts behind the URR and give guidance on
how to describe individual entities and distinguish them from other similar entities.
The further development and improvement of the URR depends on input from the users,
from you. We have provided a feedback utility, which makes it easy for you to provide
your comments and suggestions to us.