[GRASS-dev] Implement a REST API for GRASS

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Wed May 24 06:31:49 PDT 2017

On 24/05/17 13:18, Pietro wrote:
> Dear devs,
> In the last days I've started thinking to a REST API
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_state_transfer> for GRASS.
> I think would be nice to offer some of the GRASS functionalities through
> a web service.
> I would like to detailed the whole REST API using the YAML
> <http://www.yaml.org/> format following the Swagger <http://swagger.io>
> specifications/services, but before start the real work I would like to
> receive feedback on the idea...
> - first of all: is build a REST API for GRASS a stupid idea? should we
> use/promote just the WPS?

Well, what is your argument agains WPS ? Why do you think a REST API is 
necessary / useful ?

AFAIK, there is no OGC standard for GIS REST services. There is one for WPS.


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