Assessment of OGC web processing services for REST principles
by Carlos Granell; Laura Díaz; Alain Tamayo; Joaquín Huerta
International Journal of Data Mining, Modelling and Management (IJDMMM), Vol. 6, No. 4, 2014

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.

Online publication date: Wed, 21-Jan-2015

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