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Standard Architecture for the GeoWeb: Give it a REST

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The Geospatial Web, the current darling of location based technologies and neogeography, has been variously described as:

  • web mapping – the generation and publication of highly performant web applications that include a map
  • mashups – combining spatial data with abstract information to produce novel representations
  • a distributed GIS for the web – essentially the combination of elements of traditional GIS technologies with advanced web development tools
  • equivalent or synonymous with relatively new technologies such as Google Earth, Microsoft Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, etc.
  • communal or user-generated geospatial content

While each of these descriptions is both incomplete and an oversimplification, I assert that at its core the GeoWeb is a technical foundation of information services and collaborative tools built upon or merged with data that provide a spatial context…a location. It is indeed shiny “slippy” maps, Web 2.0 application layouts, nano-formats, mashups, LBS, service-based spatial information sharing, but it is also the hardware, software, information architecture, advanced web application techniques, and people who come together to make such an organic endeavor possible. [...]

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