Semantic markup for geospatial Web services

Jiang Ling, Gong Jianya, Li Bin

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A growing number of Web services, including more and more geospatial Web services, are becoming available to public, but it is difficult to find them and to judge whether they could be used in combination with other services on the Web. It is caused by the fact that conventional service descriptions fall short in capturing the semantics of services. In this paper, we firstly identify the possible problems that can result from such semantically heterogeneous descriptions during service composition. Then we present a method of ontology-based annotation to enrich service descriptions of geospatial Web services. The method allows for much more expressive descriptions than WSDL and can be used to semantically enable geospatial services discovery and composition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoinformatics 2006
Subtitle of host publicationGeospatial Information Technology
StatePublished - 2006
EventGeoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Technology - Wuhan, China
Duration: Oct 28 2006Oct 29 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


ConferenceGeoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Technology


  • Geospatial Web service
  • OWL
  • Ontology
  • Service composition
  • Service discover
  • WSDL


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