DEVELOPMENT OF A SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM IN EARTH SCIENCES
Keywords: Earth crust deformation, Geodesy, Geographic information system, Service-oriented architecture
Abstract. The studies of recent crustal movements are based on analyses of repeated geodetic measurements, and their combination with results of geophysical and geological investigations. It is obvious that a single data producer can not produce useful datasets and information without integrating data from others because one scientist’s results become another’s data. So, the problem to be solved naturally has an interdisciplinary character. However, Earth scientists traditionally work on one aspect of the problem and they have a tradition of sharing of data but they are willing to share it if asked. Because of this, the resources are being wasted in duplicative efforts. However, the goal is for data to evolve it into information, and then into knowledge as quickly and effectively as possible. In order to do this, calculations and analysis need to bring to the desktops of researchers, decision-makers, and educators. The aim of this study is to develop a service-oriented architecture (SOA) based Geographic Information System (GIS) that enables linking and sharing multidisciplinary Earth science data, tools, and software and to provide a wide range of users access to the system and in this way to build an easy-to-use interactive access to data and analysis environment to study earthquakes in Turkey.