GeoWS Overview

The GeoWS approach is to enable search, discovery, and data access across widely varying
data provider content by using a consistent pattern for constructing query URLs.

Funded project partners include: Caltech, Columbia, IRIS, UCSD/SDSC, Unidata

More information: GeoWS earthcube.org project page

Technical Information and Downloads

Web Service Shell Documentation explains concepts of operation, provides preliminary
configration files and an example implementation. The example implementation includes
a python “handler” illustrating a data retreival program.

GeoWS-Style Services

Multiple services were developed to illustrate and test the concepts of GeoWS query
patterns and to use GeoCSV output for the highest value information.

Funded Partner Developed GeoWS Services

Unfunded Collaborator Services

The approach taken to illustrate interoperating services is for IRIS DMC to build prototype
services on behalf of each unfunded collaborator respectively. Selected data is accessed
in its native form and query patterns, then reformated and returned to the requesting client.
The general process is:

To Build an Unfunded GeoWS URL: