A Sensor Web for Real-Time Groundwater Data Monitoring in Morocco
Aniss Moumen1, Hassane Jarar Oulidi2, Meryem Agadi3, Mohamed Nehmadou4, Mohamed Ben-Daoud5, Amel Barich6, Abdelaziz Mridekh1, Bouabid El Mansouri1, Said Boutaleb4, Karim Ben Hachmi Mohammed3, Ali Essahlaoui7, Samir Eljaafari5
1Geosciences Laboratory of Natural Resources (GeoNaRes), Faculty of Sciences, IbnTofial University, Kenitra, Morocco.
2Department of Mathematics, Informatics and Geomatics, Hassania School of Public Works (EHTP), Casablanca, Morocco.
3Laboratory of Chemical Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Science and Technology, Hassan II University, Mohammedia, Morocco.
4Applied Geology and Geo-Environment Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Zuhr University, Agadir, Morocco.
5Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco.
6Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra, UGR-CSIC, Granada, Spain.
7Water Sciences and Environmental Engineering Group, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco.
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This article presents research and development of an interoperable platform to facilitate, monitor and coordinate groundwater data sharing. This system was orchestrated by a number of services described by Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) such as Sensor Observation Service (SOS) and other services for the use of mapping data, Web Feature Services (WFS), Web Map Service (WMS), and catalogue services (CSW). An important activity for our project was the establishment of a portal for geographic data and services. Geoportal developed for this project will promote and facilitate access to groundwater data and share theme more openly. Otherwise our system has been designed to provide a powerful tool that enhances the ability of regional staff to monitor near real-time groundwater data (i.e. piezometric level) and as a result will help provide a more effective response to environmental upsets.

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Moumen, A. , Oulidi, H. , Agadi, M. , Nehmadou, M. , Ben-Daoud, M. , Barich, A. , Mridekh, A. , Mansouri, B. , Boutaleb, S. , Mohammed, K. , Essahlaoui, A. and Eljaafari, S. (2014) A Sensor Web for Real-Time Groundwater Data Monitoring in Morocco. Journal of Geographic Information System, 6, 613-623. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2014.66051.

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