The EuroGEOSS Broker - What is it?
This access point, namely the EuroGEOSS Broker, is the cornerstone of the EuroGEOSS architecture. It is located between the user and the set of datasets and services providers.
Contributions made by EuroGEOSS partners in the domains of Forest, Biodiversity and Drought are summarized in the table below (updated on 18 Jan. 2010). The detailed list of registered services is available here.
4 services(38 datasets)
2 services(102 datasets)
6 services(161 datasets)
3 services(40 datasets)
CSW - « Catalogue Service for the Web »Service used to request metadata catalogues of datasets and services.
WMS - « Web Map Service »Service used to download geospatial information in a raster format. WMS are mainly view services.WFS - « Web Feature Service »Service delivering raw geospatial data (under GML). WFS are mainly downloading services.WFS-GWFS used to deliver gazetteer service (producing Bounding Box from toponyms).GBIFSpecific query interface connected to the GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) metadata catalogue.