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Implementing an open source spatio-temporal search platform for Spatial Data Infrastructures

The goal of HHypermap is to provide a framework for building and maintaining a comprehensive registry  of  web  map  services,  and  because  such  a  registry  is  expected  to  be  large,  the  system supports the development of clients with modern search capabilities such as spatial and temporal faceting and instant previews via an open API. Behind the scenes HHypermap scalably harvests OGC and Esri service metadata from distributed servers, organizes that information, and pushes it to a search engine. The system monitors services for reliability and uses that to improve search.  End  users  will  be  able  to  search  the  SDI  metadata  using  standard  interfaces  provided  by  the internal CSW catalogue, and will benefit from the enhanced search possibilities provided by an advanced search engine. HHypermap is built on an open source software stack.

Publication Date  October, 2016
Author(s)  Paolo Corti, Benjamin Lewis, Athanasios Tom Kralidis, Ntabathia Jude Mwenda
PeerJ
Publication type  Articles