Establishing a persistent interoperability test-bed for European geospatial research

Gobe Hobona, Mike Jackson, Michael Gould, Chris Higgins, Johannes Brauner, Andreas Matheus, Theodor Foerster, Edward Nash, Rob Lemmens, Simon Abele, Jerry Swan, Suchith Anand, Stefan Strobel, Mohamed Bishr, Peter Korduan, Philip James

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The development of standards for geospatial web services has been spearheaded by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) - a group of over 370 private, public and academic organisations (OGC, 1999-2009). The OGC aims to facilitate interoperability between geospatial technologies through education, standards and other initiatives. The OGC Service Architecture, described in the international standard ISO 19119, offers an abstract specification for web services covering data dissemination, processing, portrayal, workflows and other areas. The development of specifications covering each of these categories of web services has led to a significant number of geospatial data and computational services available on the World Wide Web (the Web). A project1 to establish a persistent geospatial interoperability test-bed (PTB) was commissioned in 2007 by the Association of Geographic Information Laboratories in Europe (AGILE), Commission 5 (Networks) of the European Spatial Data Research (EuroSDR) organisation and the OGC.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 12th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, 2009
Editors Jan-Henrik Haunert, Birgit Kieler, Judith Milde
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event12th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2009 - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 2 Jun 20095 Jun 2009
Conference number: 12 (Proceedings 2009)


Conference12th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2009
Abbreviated titleAGILE 2009
Internet address


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