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CHRONOS architecture: Experiences with an open-source services-oriented architecture for geoinformatics

Computers and Geosciences

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DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.035

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Abstract

CHRONOS's purpose is to transform Earth history research by seamlessly integrating stratigraphic databases and tools into a virtual on-line stratigraphic record. In this paper, we describe the various components of CHRONOS's distributed data system, including the encoding of semantic and descriptive data into a service-based architecture. We give examples of how we have integrated well-tested resources available from the open-source and geoinformatic communities, like the GeoSciML schema and the simple knowledge organization system (SKOS), into the services-oriented architecture to encode timescale and phylogenetic synonymy data. We also describe on-going efforts to use geospatially enhanced data syndication and informally including semantic information by embedding it directly into the XHTML Document Object Model (DOM). XHTML DOM allows machine-discoverable descriptive data such as licensing and citation information to be incorporated directly into data sets retrieved by users. ?? 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
CHRONOS architecture: Experiences with an open-source services-oriented architecture for geoinformatics
Series title:
Computers and Geosciences
DOI:
10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.035
Volume
35
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Computers and Geosciences
First page:
774
Last page:
782
Number of Pages:
9