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Issue No.05 - September/October (2006 vol.10)
pp: 16-25
Jim Gray , Microsoft
Steve Ekblad , USDA NRCS Information Technology Center
Tom Barclay , Microsoft
Jeffrey Richter , Wintellect
A few simple rules guide the design of Web services such as TerraService, a geospatial service added to Microsoft's popular TerraServer database. By sticking to standards-based tools, the authors were able to implement the Web service with no major structural changes to the database. Because it conforms to the "1-to-10 Kbytes in one second" guideline, TerraService offers a highly acceptable user experience. The success of two US Department of Agriculture applications that bridge the Web service and the database demonstrates the astuteness of the authors' design principles.
Web services, GIS, geographic information systems, TerraService, TerraServer
Jim Gray, Steve Ekblad, Tom Barclay, Jeffrey Richter, "Designing and Building TerraService", IEEE Internet Computing, vol.10, no. 5, pp. 16-25, September/October 2006, doi:10.1109/MIC.2006.95
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