Global-Scale Resource Survey and Performance Monitoring of Public OGC Web Map Services
AbstractOne of the most widely-implemented service standards provided by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) to the user community is the Web Map Service (WMS). WMS is widely employed globally, but there is limited knowledge of the global distribution, adoption status or the service quality of these online WMS resources. To fill this void, we investigated global WMSs resources and performed distributed performance monitoring of these services. This paper explicates a distributed monitoring framework that was used to monitor 46,296 WMSs continuously for over one year and a crawling method to discover these WMSs. We analyzed server locations, provider types, themes, the spatiotemporal coverage of map layers and the service versions for 41,703 valid WMSs. Furthermore, we appraised the stability and performance of basic operations for 1210 selected WMSs (i.e., GetCapabilities and GetMap). We discuss the major reasons for request errors and performance issues, as well as the relationship between service response times and the spatiotemporal distribution of client monitoring sites. This paper will help service providers, end users and developers of standards to grasp the status of global WMS resources, as well as to understand the adoption status of OGC standards. The conclusions drawn in this paper can benefit geospatial resource discovery, service performance evaluation and guide service performance improvements. View Full-Text
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Gui, Z.; Cao, J.; Liu, X.; Cheng, X.; Wu, H. Global-Scale Resource Survey and Performance Monitoring of Public OGC Web Map Services. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5, 88.
Gui Z, Cao J, Liu X, Cheng X, Wu H. Global-Scale Resource Survey and Performance Monitoring of Public OGC Web Map Services. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2016; 5(6):88.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gui, Zhipeng; Cao, Jun; Liu, Xiaojing; Cheng, Xiaoqiang; Wu, Huayi. 2016. "Global-Scale Resource Survey and Performance Monitoring of Public OGC Web Map Services." ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 5, no. 6: 88.