Geospatial Service Web

  • Jianya Gong
  • Huayi Wu
  • Wenxiu Gao
  • Peng Yue
  • Xinyan Zhu


The Web has become a platform where data, information and knowledge can be published, discovered and retrieved. The growth of the Web has resulted in the Web-based sharing of distributed resources. The trend to enhance the collaboration, creativity and rich user experiences has led the evolution of Web to the socalled Web 2.0, which is represented by a set of typical applications including blog, wiki, social networking (O’Reilly 2005). Another trend to increase the intelligence of the Web is the effort to move the Web to a universal medium for data, information and knowledge exchange, i.e. the Semantic Web, in which the semantics of information on the Web are defined, making it possible for the Web to understand (Berners et al. 2001). Grid computing, a blueprint for the computing infrastructure (Foster and Kesselman 2004), provides a set of middleware to back up the processing capabilities of Web.


Resource Description Framework Geospatial Data Geospatial Information Open Geospatial Consortium Service Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianya Gong
    • 1
  • Huayi Wu
    • 1
  • Wenxiu Gao
    • 1
  • Peng Yue
    • 1
  • Xinyan Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping, and Remote SensingWuhan UniversityWuhanChina, People’s Republic

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