[OSGeo-Standards] GeoServices REST specification (ESRI)
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 19:36:29 EDT 2011
Following on from Bart's comments,
I suggest that when assessing how to incorporate the GeoServices REST
specification, that it be valued from the "Cost to Implement &Migrate"
In order to encourage take up of standards, we need to ensure the full
suite of standards are easy to use. Which means should aim to avoid any
situation where a developer will need to chose between one standard or
another similar standard, or worse, be expected to support multiple
versions of the similar things.
On 16/06/2011 11:32 PM, creed at opengeospatial.org wrote:
> Bart -
> Thanks for the email. We are only in the initial steps of the process.
> There will be a Standards Working Group formed in the near term.
> Additional work will be done on the document and then there will be a
> public comment period.
> Currently, the submission team has removed the majority of Esri
> references. The desire is to make sure the that the API is vendor
> technology neutral and that there are no requirements tied to any
> particular software solution. As to the service ontology reflecting the
> Esri services model, I cannot comment as I am not familiar with the Esri
> services model.
> Anyway, I will pass your suggestions onto the submission team.
> Thanks again.
>> Hi list,
>> today I started reading / glancing at the GeoServices REST specification
>> from ESRI.
>> My first impression is that it is very closely tied to the ESRI services
>> model (MapService, FeatureService, GeoProcessingService etc.).
>> Would it not be much better to come up with a REST/JSON representation of
>> the current OGC Services (WMS / WFS etc.)?
>> That would make more sense to me.
>> As an additional comment, I think it would make a great document for doing
>> a fit-gap analysis for the current OGC web services, i.e. to find out
>> what's missing in current OGC services.
>> Comments/thoughts welcome.
>> Best regards,
>> Standards mailing list
>> Standards at lists.osgeo.org
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