Title: Interoperable geoprocessing services on the French hydrographical network and finalised application
Authors: Anthony Mauclerc; Laurent Coudercy; Nicolas Fauvet; Olivier Morel; Vincent Mardhel
Addresses: BRGM (French Geological Survey), 3 avenue Claude-Guillemin – BP 36009 45060, Orléans Cedex 2, France ' ONEMA (French National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environments), 5, square Félix Nadar, 94300 Vincennes, France ' GFI Informatique, 200 Rue Léonard de Vinci, 45400 Semoy, France ' BRGM (French Geological Survey), 3 avenue Claude-Guillemin – BP 36009 45060, Orléans Cedex 2, France ' BRGM (French Geological Survey), 3 avenue Claude-Guillemin – BP 36009 45060, Orléans Cedex 2, France
Abstract: This paper focuses on a set of geoprocessing services that were developed and are now exposed in an interoperable way (compliant with OGC WPS standard) to publicly offer basic operations on the French hydrographical network (e.g., computing the upstream/downstream of a river). Both organisational and architectural issues are discussed. In a second part, the way those services are now used and chained with other components in finalised solutions is detailed. More specifically, this point is illustrated through integration in an application dealing with ecological continuity issues, or, in other words: how to help experts to identify and prioritise the most appropriate set of flow barriers (mills, dams...) to equip or remove with respect to a given budget in order to improve the overall continuity. This last example is entirely based on interoperable components and gives a valuable feedback on building a whole architecture on such services.
Keywords: interoperability; OGC standards; Web Processing Service; WPS; web services chaining and orchestration; hydrographical network; ecological continuity; decision-aid tool; planning policy.
International Journal of Spatial, Temporal and Multimedia Information Systems, 2017 Vol.1 No.2, pp.119 - 133
Received: 31 Jan 2015
Accepted: 28 Nov 2015
Published online: 07 Feb 2018 *