SEARCH AND ORCHESTRATION OF DATA AND PROCESSES IN A FEDERATED ENVIRONMENT
- 1Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth 6845, Western Australia, Australia
- 2Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information, Melbourne, Australia
- 3Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Dickson, Australia
Keywords: Search, Federation, Orchestration, OGC, W3C, Semantic Web, Artificial Intelligence
Abstract. This paper describes on-going research on streamlining the access and use of spatial data and processes in Australia. Spatial data in Australia is available on-line at many levels of government from local authorities, state and territories (jurisdictions), and nationally from the Commonwealth and other sources. Much of this data is available via Open Geospatial Consortium and World Wide Web Consortium standard web services. This abstract discusses three related research topics that have been identified by a wide range of stakeholders through a comprehensive consultation process. These are search and discovery, federation and orchestration of data and processes. The commonality across the three research topics is that they all require Semantic Web and Artificial Intelligence methods and embrace the various standards, and if needed, propose modifications to such standards.