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Using the XML Web Services and SOAP as a Registry Service for Interoperating the OGC Catalogue Services

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Executive Summary

Geoportals are important tools of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI). Functional Geoportals are consisted of client services such as WMS, WFS, WCS, CS-W and z39.50 that enable users to discover, access and use/represent geospatial data and metadata. Nowadays, especially usage of ISO 19100 and OGC standards has leveraged developing distributed infrastructures. However, distributed systems require, especially, a mechanism to store and serve service metadata. This paper presents an Extensible Markup Language (XML) Web Service approach for Web Registry Services (WRS) with preliminary results of an ongoing Geoportal research project. Current version of WRS supports CS-W and Z39.50 OGC catalogue services and provides service metadata with different capabilities

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