GIS Interoperability via AtomPub

As I’ve mentioned a number of times, I’m a big fan of Atom and the Atom publishing protocol and believe they will become the lingua franca of Web Services, including spatial web services.

I’ve found fellow believers in the Geo Web Rest group and it seemed like high time to put theory into practice. So yesterday we had our first interoperability day. Sean, Andrew, Chris, Pat and I (did I miss anyone?) spent most of the day making sure our various clients and servers could talk to each other. At the end of the day we had MapBuzz talking to Mapufacture talking to Hammock talking to OpenLayers. Nice.

We’ll be publicly showing our work at Foss4G where Sean, Chris and I are sharing a Tuesday afternoon track. I’d like to have another interoperability day before then, so check out the Geo-Web-Rest page and come join in on the fun.

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