Evaluation of the OGC Web Processing Service for Use in a Client-Side GIS

Christopher Michael, Daniel P. Ames


The Open Geospatial Consortium Web Processing
Service proposed specification is intended as a solution
for developing web-based geoprocessing plugins,
and for easily sharing algorithms and geoprocessing
functionality. This paper seeks to evaluate
the WPS proposal with respect to feasibility and potential
utility, and to identify areas for improvement.
Challenges with the WPS proposal are discussed together
with potential solutions. Several potential
enhancements to the WPS proposal are introduced
and considered, including a mechanism to guide
client applications in prompting for correct data and
a means to list the data available on a server.

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