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Issue No. 05 - September/October (2006 vol. 10)
ISSN: 1089-7801
pp: 16-25
Jeffrey Richter , Wintellect
Steve Ekblad , USDA NRCS Information Technology Center
Eric Strand , Synergetics
Tom Barclay , Microsoft
Jim Gray , Microsoft
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
Jeffrey Richter, Steve Ekblad, Eric Strand, Tom Barclay, Jim Gray, "Designing and Building TerraService", IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 10, no. , pp. 16-25, September/October 2006, doi:10.1109/MIC.2006.95
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