Title: Assessment of OGC web processing services for REST principles

Authors: Carlos Granell; Laura Díaz; Alain Tamayo; Joaquín Huerta

Addresses: Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Avda. Vicent sos Baynat, s/n, E-12071 – Castellón, Spain ' Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Avda. Vicent sos Baynat, s/n, E-12071 – Castellón, Spain ' Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Avda. Vicent sos Baynat, s/n, E-12071 – Castellón, Spain ' Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Avda. Vicent sos Baynat, s/n, E-12071 – Castellón, Spain

Abstract: Recent distributed computing trends advocate the use of REpresentational State Transfer (REST) to alleviate the inherent complexity of the web services standards in building service-oriented web applications. In this paper we focus on the particular case of geospatial services interfaced by the OGC web processing service (WPS) specification in order to assess whether WPS-based geospatial services can be viewed from the architectural principles exposed in REST. Our concluding remarks suggest that the adoption of REST principles, to specially harness the built-in mechanisms of the HTTP application protocol, may be beneficial in scenarios where ad hoc composition of geoprocessing services are required, common for most non-expert users of geospatial information infrastructures.

Keywords: geospatial processing services; spatial information integration; spatial information modelling; REST; representational state transfer; RESTful applications; geospatial information infrastructures; GII; OGC web processing service; Open Geospatial Consortium; geospatial services.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDMMM.2014.066765

International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management, 2014 Vol.6 No.4, pp.391 - 412

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 03 Jan 2015 *

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