|Title||Evaluation of the OGCWeb Processing Service for Use in a Client-Side GIS|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Secondary Authors||Ames D.|
The Open Geospatial Consortium Web Processing Service proposed specification is intended as a solution for developing web-based geoprocessing plugins, and for easily sharing algorithms and geoprocessing functionality. This paper seeks to evaluate the WPS proposal with respect to feasibility and potential utility, and to identify areas for improvement. Challenges with the WPS proposal are discussed together with potential solutions. Several potential enhancements to the WPS proposal are introduced and considered, including a mechanism to guide client applications in prompting for correct data and a means to list the data available on a server.