Moving Code in Spatial Data Infrastructures – Web Service Based Deployment of Geoprocessing Algorithms

Transactions in GIS, Volume 14 Issue s1, Pages 101 – 118

Matthias Müller, Lars Bernard, and Johannes Brauner

“This article proposes a concept for offering complex geoprocessing functionality in service-based Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI). Today, geoprocessing in SDI is typically realized in a data driven manner. Applying the suggested “moving code” approach in a case study in the field of Spatial Decision Support proves its applicability. The proposed solution is analyzed and assessed in terms of gained efficiency, performance behavior and support for distributed development of geoprocessing functionality. In data and computation intensive SDI applications the deployment of moving code proves to be beneficial.”