New EarthChem Portal Service-oriented architecture

Feb 2013. A service-oriented architecture was recently completed for the EarthChem Search Portal as part of the EarthCube Web Services Concept Award. The architecture is composed of both REST and SOAP search services which will allow the geoinformatics community to leverage the complete functionality of the EarthChem Search Portal from within outside projects. A large number of output formats are supported, including XML, JSON, CSV, etc... Also supported is JSONP, which should make cross-domain, client-side approaches much more manageable.

 

A complete explanation of the search services can be found at:

 

SOAP Service:
http://www.earthchemportal.org/soap_search_documentation

 

REST Service:
http://www.earthchemportal.org/rest_search_documentation

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