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How to Implement a Governmental Open Source Geoportal

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By emerging the OGC web services technologies which caused server interoperability in geospatial fields, a rush toward implementing geoweb services commenced among most governmental enterprises. The massive geospatial information which has been produced in various offices during previous years, and which was not available for public customers because of protocol difficulties, now had a chance to be restructured as OGC specifications and be reachable to huge amount of keen clients via Internet platform. Increasing number of map presenters in web environment raised a search facility requirement in spatial data area. These kinds of search abilities are called “Geoportal”, which provides client applications that use several geo services such as catalogs and web map services. How to implement a suitable geoportal to meet the needs, has brought a set of hard challenges for governmental geospatial owners. In this study we present an overall concept of service oriented architecture and its consequence web service specifications and eventually web catalog services which are fundamentals of developing a geoportal. It also declares some experiments on importing/exporting data between geoportals, which is known as harvesting method.

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Mehdi, S. , Ali, M. , Nima, G. , Zahra, R. , Reyhaneh, S. and Peyman, B. (2014) How to Implement a Governmental Open Source Geoportal. Journal of Geographic Information System, 6, 275-285. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2014.64025.

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