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TerraService.NET: An Introduction to Web Services
Title: TerraService.NET: An Introduction to Web Services
Document type: PAPER
Document format: PDF
Document language: EN
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This article explores the design and construction of a geospatial
Internet web service application from the host web
site perspective and from the perspective of an application
using the web service. The TerraService.NET web
service was added to the popular TerraServer database
and web site with no major structural changes to the
database. The article discusses web service design,
implementation, and deployment concepts and design
guidelines. Web services enable applications that
aggregate and interact with information and resources
from Internet-scale distributed servers. The article
presents the design of two USDA applications that
interoperate with database and web service resources in
Fort Collins Colorado and the TerraService web service
located in Tukwila Washington.