We are happy to announce the publication of our new RESTful Binding Extension for the SOS.
The extension provides a means for accessing and manipulating SOS resources (i.e., observations, capabilities, offerings, sensors, and features) in a RESTful way – that means, plain HTTP methods (GET, DELETE, POST, PUT) can be used to interact with those resources. Using REST makes client development easy and lightweight.
The implementation of this RESTful extension is based on the latest 52°North SOS and can be easily added to existing deployments of our SOS 4.0 implementation. The SOS RESTful Binding Extension is realized as a specific binding for the SOS 4.0 – adding REST functionality beyond the standard KVP and SOAP bindings.
This project is funded by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and is part of their Environmental and Crisis Information System (UKis).