OOSTethys / Oceans IE Service Registry Based on Catalog Service for Web

TitleOOSTethys / Oceans IE Service Registry Based on Catalog Service for Web
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsMaskey, M, Conover, H, Keiser, K, Bermudez, L, Graves, S
EditorZhao, P, Di, L
Book TitleGeospatial Web Services: Advances in Information Interoperability
PublisherIGI Global
AbstractService registries play a big role in helping developers, collaborators, and agencies, find deployed resources without difficulty. A service registry is especially useful if it follows a well known, predefined specification that allows for automatic machine interactions and interoperability, such as the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specification for Catalog Services for the Web (CSW). This chapter discusses a CSW-compliant registry developed as part of an OGC-sponsored interoperability experiment. The development approach of selecting, adapting and enhancing an open source implementation of the CSW is described. Implementation goals for the registry included support for OGC Sensor Observation Services (SOS) and additional functionality to minimize service provider interactions and maximize the robustness of the registry. The registry’s role in the OGC Ocean Science Interoperability Experiment is also discussed.