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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <>
Subject Re: Research project on integrating geoservices with Apache Airavata
Date Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:39:20 GMT
Hi Harsha,

Thanks for reaching out!

Comments below:

-----Original Message-----
From: Harsha Kumara <>
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:43 AM
To: jpluser <>
Cc: "" <>, Shahani Markus
Weerawarana <>, Nipuni Perera <>,
"" <>, ""
Subject: Re: Research project on integrating geoservices with Apache

>Hi Chris,
>(This is the same mail that we sent as a private mail.Since this
>discussions are important for others as well,we moved it to here)
>Thanks a lot for the resources and the support given so far.
>Those resources are really helpful for us to get a good background about
>science workflows and gateways.Now we  focus more on to geoscience
>related aspects.
>As you suggested we are looking into Apache SIS to some extent. But we
>need to know whether that integration will completely expose OGC and how
>far convenient it will be for scientists.

I think that the focus of SIS at the moment is as a small library, getting
bigger. Depends on what
you mean specifically by OGC? Here are the OGC that SIS has focused on to
date, and where it's going:

ISO 19103 Conceptual schema language
ISO 19115 Metadata
ISO 19111 Spatial referencing by coordinates

(see slide 11 in

The metadata module is now becoming very fully featured, and ready for

and testing.

>We also look at some domain related products such as Grass, GeoSever,
>MapServer, GeoNode, qgis, PyWPS,ZOO Project and etc..It would be nicer
>for us to sense some experience from the point of view of a
> geoscientist and OGC Standard user. We appreciate any helpful resources
>and guidance.

Great! Watch for LGPL and GPL dependencies on these services. Service
(whether static or dynamic) that provide great functionality and will be
such that
users want to leverage it for using GIS and Airavata violate the "no
mantra if they ref LGPL and GPL components.

I'm a big fan of GeoServer -- however it's not Category-A or ALv2
compatible at the moment.
That was one of the big reasons for starting SIS -- but it's taken a big
undertaking to 
even get to the point that we are at.



Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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