[OSGeo-Standards] distributed image processing support?

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Tue May 20 13:44:29 EDT 2008

Does it support any of the WCPS notions yet, or just vanilla WPS?  If
the former, how mature is it?  Has anyone any experience using this in

I'd probably love to use WCPS, and from what I know it supports what I
want (albeit somehwat baroquely)... but I'm increasingly concerned about
trying to hitch my wagon to OGC standards that are still nascent or
formative, as the process for bringing them into maturity does not fit
my market needs.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jody Garnett [mailto:jgarnett at refractions.net] 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 10:27 AM
> To: Michael P. Gerlek
> Cc: standards at lists.osgeo.org
> Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Standards] distributed image processing support?
> The WPS specification is a good fit for this sort of work; 
> you will find 
> 52N has a WPS server you can work with today; we are also doing a 
> short-term project to add that into the next round of 
> GeoServer. I trust 
> that GeoServer is making all of its services restful over the next 
> little while and I am sure WPS would get the same treatment.
> Cheers,
> Jody
> Michael P. Gerlek wrote:
> > I'm increasingly seeing more and more need for an open framework for
> > doing image processing in a distributed, batch-oriented manner.  I'm
> > thinking along these lines:
> >
> >   - ability to reference some input image data
> >   - ability to reference some output repository
> >   - ability to specify a processing operation, e.g. mosaic, 
> reproject,
> > balance, etc
> >   - ability to monitor job progress
> >
> > I know a couple companies who have systems that do some things like
> > this, but all are proprietary and nothing's very generalized yet.  I
> > know too of OGC's Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS), 
> but I don't
> > think it has achieved any adoption at this point, and in 
> any case I'm
> > looking for something that can be worked on in the open (and ideally
> > more RESTful).
> >
> > -mpg
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