The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XL-6
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-6, 131–135, 2014
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-6, 131–135, 2014

  23 Apr 2014

23 Apr 2014

Web-Based Geospatial Resource Sharing Through GeoPW

X. Zhai, L. Jiang, and P. Yue X. Zhai et al.
  • State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) , Wuhan University, 129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan, 430079, China

Keywords: Geospatial Web Service, Geoprocessing Web, Workflow, Service Chaining, Online Collaboration

Abstract. As Web-related technologies have matured in recent years, an increasing amount of geospatial resources (e.g. geospatial services, workflows, and geospatial data) are available in the distributed Web environment. Consequently, effective and efficient sharing and management of geospatial resources on the Web are necessary for better utilizing these resources for education and scientific research. This matches the vision of Geoprocessing Web, which emphasizes the sharing and access of geoprocessing utilities from the perspectives of communication, collaboration, and participation. Previous work on GeoPW has provided a large number of geoprocessing services over the Web. In this paper, GeoPW goes further to offer a Web platform for sharing geospatial resources. The paper presents the design, implementation, and functions of the platform, which offers a user-friendly environment for publication, discovery, and communication of geospatial data, services, and workflows.