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Fall 2010

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52°North Supports the GeoServices REST Specification

The open source software initiative 52°North is an international network of partners from research, industry, and public administration. It promotes, within a common innovation process, the development of technologies in the field of geoinformatics. A particular focus is on Web-based geoprocessing and cloud computing.

52°North now extends its Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc. (OGC), standards-compliant Web processing service (WPS) implementation using the open GeoServices REST Specification. The new interface enables 52°North WPS users to offer complex geoprocessing capabilities in a lightweight manner that can easily integrate with ArcGIS technology.

"The major benefit of the GeoServices REST Specification is its lightweight approach to integrating the power and reliability of ArcGIS Server technology with other technological domains," says Dr. Andreas Wytzisk, general manager of 52°North. "In particular, our implementation demonstrates how ArcGIS and 52°North's open source technology can be seamlessly combined to generate added value on both sides."

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See also "Esri Releases the Open GeoServices REST Specification".

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