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Geological applications using geospatial standards - an example from OneGeology-Europe and GeoSciML

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The Geoscience Markup Language (GeoSciML) has been developed to enable the interchange of geoscience information, principally that portrayed on geological maps as well as boreholes. A GeoSciML testbed was developed both to test the implementation of the data model and its application in web services. The OneGeology-Europe project aims to use the GeoSciML data model, and build on the experience of the GeoSciML testbed, in implementing a geoportal for a harmonised geological map of Europe at 1:1 million scale. This involves the integration of web services from 20 participating organisations. An important objective of OneGeology-Europe is to contribute to Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE), both through the development of a geological data specification and the use of the INSPIRE technical architecture. GeoSciML and the OneGeology-Europe project are also steps towards incorporating geoscience data into a Digital Earth. Both the development of GeoSciML and the implementation of web services for GeoSciML and OneGeology-Europe, have followed a standards-based methodology. The technical architecture comprises a geoportal providing access to a Catalogue Service for the Web for metadata describing both the data and services available. OneGeology-Europe will provide both Web Map Services view and Web Feature Services download services, which aim to be compliant with the INSPIRE implementing rules.

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hal-00559433 , version 1 (25-01-2011)

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John Laxton, Jean-Jacques Serrano, Agnès Tellez-Arenas. Geological applications using geospatial standards - an example from OneGeology-Europe and GeoSciML. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DIGITAL EARTH, 2010, 3 (S1), p. 31-49. ⟨10.1080/17538941003636909⟩. ⟨hal-00559433⟩

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