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Geosciences 2018, 8(7), 227;

OGC-to-W3C Services: A Wrapper-Based Solution for Geospatial Metadata Exchange

School of Computer Science, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Dipartimento di Informatica, Università degli Studi di Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
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Received: 12 April 2018 / Revised: 19 June 2018 / Accepted: 19 June 2018 / Published: 22 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Geodata Management)
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When trying to compose services that are developed according to different standards, interoperability issues arise that are often faced by developing ad-hoc solutions. A typical example is represented by the composition of W3C and OGC services, which were developed more or less concurrently by independent organizations. In such a context, developing a wrapper that abstracts as much as possible the inner details and logic of a wrapped service well embraces the low-coupled nature of the general Service Oriented Computing paradigm. This paper focuses on the proper management of geospatial metadata into a W3C-based environment and is based on the development of a wrapper that exposes OGC functionality in a W3C-compliant way, thus overcoming the technical differences between the two types of services. To efficiently accomplish this task, a flexible, wrapper-based, and standard-compliant mechanism for metadata retrieval is proposed that avoids the use of third-party entities. The proposal exploits the scalable and adaptable nature of the WS-Metadata (Web Services Metadata) specification. View Full-Text
Keywords: services composition; geospatial metadata; metadata exchange; W3C standards; Open Geospatial Consortium services composition; geospatial metadata; metadata exchange; W3C standards; Open Geospatial Consortium

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Giovanni, P.D.; Bertolotto, M.; Sebillo, M.; Vitiello, G. OGC-to-W3C Services: A Wrapper-Based Solution for Geospatial Metadata Exchange. Geosciences 2018, 8, 227.

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