A framework for sharing and integrating remote sensing and GIS models based on Web service.

2015/06/22

Journal:The Scientific World Journal,2014,(2014-5-11) , 2014 , 2014 (1) :354919

Cite as:Chen Z, Lin H, Chen M, et al. A framework for sharing and integrating remote sensing and GIS models based on Web service.[J]. The Scientific World Journal,2014,(2014-5-11), 2014, 2014(1):354919.

Abstract:Sharing and integrating Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System/Science (GIS) models are critical for developing practical application systems. Facilitating model sharing and model integration is a problem for model publishers and model users, respectively. To address this problem, a framework based on a Web service for sharing and integrating RS and GIS models is proposed in this paper. The fundamental idea of the framework is to publish heterogeneous RS and GIS models into standard Web services for sharing and interoperation and then to integrate the RS and GIS models using Web services. For the former, a “black box” and a visual method are employed to facilitate the publishing of the models as Web services. For the latter, model integration based on the geospatial workflow and semantic supported marching method is introduced. Under this framework, model sharing and integration is applied for developing the Pearl River Delta water environment monitoring system. The results show that the framework can facilitate model sharing and model integration for model publishers and model users.