Process Modelling, Web Services and Geoprocessing [chapter]

Nicolas Regnauld, Guillaume Touya, Nicholas Gould, Theodor Foerster
2014 Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography  
Process modelling has always been an important part the research in generalisation. While in the early days, this would take the form of a static sequence of generalisation actions, today the focus is on modelling much more complex processes, capable of generalising geographic data in to various maps according to specific user requirements. This chapter discusses several aspects of the problem of building such systems. As the system get more complex, it becomes important to be able to reuse
more » ... onents which already exist. Web services have been used to encapsulate generalisation processes in a way that maximises their interoperability and therefore reusability. However, for a system to discover and trigger such service, it needs to be described in machine understandable way, and the system needs to have the knowledge about where and when to use such tool. This chapter therefore explores the requirements and potential approaches to design and build such systems.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-00203-3_7 fatcat:utjfv4ehxbdtlhz3w4akkpbfjm