[OpenLayers-Dev] SOS support

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Mon Mar 22 05:01:12 EDT 2010


the example demonstrates the way the building blocks provided by the library can be tied together, this is highly application-specific, everybody will want to do it in a different way. The example is just one way.

So what the library provides are the building blocks:
1) a protocol for communicating with an SOS
2) formats to parse several SOS responses and write out some requests

These can be used with the standard OpenLayers.Layer.Vector. This is the way OpenLayers has been redesigned about 1 or 1,5 years ago, because for every type a new Layer type was necessary in the past (Layer.GML etc). With the new design, this is not necessary anymore. It is a much cleaner design.

So, to answer your question, there won't be an OpenLayers.Layer.SOS. An application builder is responsible for tying the pieces together.

Best regards,

On Mar 22, 2010, at 9:53 AM, Xurxo Mendez wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm now working on a project where probably I'll consume SOS (Sensor Observation Service) services and display them on an OL map.
> I've downloaded OL from the svn and noticed that you are starting SOS, even you have an example. But it seems like it's not full supported yet, as the example code still contains part of ad-hoc instructions to parse the capabilities doc, and the way to build a SOS layer is quite different to other OGC layers as well. Do you plan to integrate SOS services as other OL layers like WMS and WFS (I mean, have a Layer.SOS class or something like that), or it's just an example showing how SOS should be read through OL in future versions? In such a case, which OL version will support that feature? 
> Best regards,
> Xurxo Méndez Pérez
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