Title: Designing Service Architectures for Distributed Geoprocessing - Challenges and Future Directions
Authors: FRIIS-CHRISTENSEN ANDERSLUTZ MICHAELOSTLAENDER NICOLEBERNARD Lars
Citation: Transactions in GIS vol. 11 no. 6 p. 799-818
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC34846
URI: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9671.2007.01075.x
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC34846
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9671.2007.01075.x
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: In this paper we study the feasibility of using services offered by a Spatial Data Infrastructure as a basis for distributed service oriented geoprocessing. By developing a prototype we demonstrate that a Spatial Data Infrastructure facilitates rapid development of applications that solve typical problems for an existing risk management application. The prototype provides users with a distributed application that enables the assessment of fire damage areas based on land cover data in a given area. The services involved in the application include: Web Feature Services, Web Map Services, Gazetteer Service, Catalogue Service, and Geoprocessing Services. We present the architecture of the application and describe details about implementation-specific issues. We conclude that current OGC specifications provide a sound basis for developing service oriented architectures for geographic applications; how-ever, in particular for geoprocessing applications, we question the feasibility of the use of Web Feature Services as data sources for larger amounts of data and call for further research in this direction.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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