OpenGIS Web Feature Service

OGC WFS Implementation Specification allows a client to retrieve and update geospatial data encoded in Geography Markup Language (GML) from multiple Web Feature Services. The specification defines interfaces for data access and manipulation operations on geographic features, using HTTP as the distributed computing platform.

Business Process Execution Language

BPEL is a widely accepted (OASIS) standard for handling workflows. In the context of OGC, workflows are produced through "service chaining", which can be performed in a number of ways, one of which is orchestration of a service chain including one or more Web Processing Services (WPS) using a BPEL engine. Modern scientific applications, such as scientific workflows, increasingly rely on services, such as job submission, data transfer or data portal services and messages. Such services are referred to as Grid services.

Life Sciences Identifier

LSIDs are a type of persistent, globally unique identifier for Life Sciences entities. The specification covers a standardized naming schema, a service assigning unique identifiers complying with such naming schema, and a resolution service that specifies how to retrieve information associated with such identifiers.

Digital Object Identifier

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI), i.e., a "digital identifier of an object" is a globally unique persistent identifier that can be resolved within the DOI system to obtain information about the object including descriptive metadata. The DOI system enables the construction of automated services and transactions.

BioCASE Protocol

The BioCASE protocol is used for communication between the Provider Software (database wrapper) and a client application on the BioCASE network, a transnational network of biological collections of all kinds. It is based on the DiGIR protocol.

Javascript Object Notation

JSON, based on a subset of the JavaScript Programming Language, is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write and it is easy for machines to parse and generate. JSON is a text format that is completely language independent but uses conventions that are familiar to programmers of the C-family of languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and many others. These properties make JSON an ideal data-interchange language.

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