6.1 The Complete Registration Process
- Complete the online data coordination and buddy forms as detailed in section 6 after reading the latest version of this 'Cookbook' to understand the different technical options available to you as a Geological Survey. The cookbook reader will ideally be the survey’s web applications installer and a geoscientist who can provide the digital data to be served.
- Once you have completed the forms, you will be allocated a password; this will allow you to use the discussion forum to place queries about setting up WMS' and receive answers from the OneGeology technical community. At this stage you will either use the cookbook and provided MapServer software to set up a draft WMS service, or used your own WMS software to do this, or provide another, perhaps neighbouring, Geological Survey with your data if they have agreed to serve the WMS of your data for you - as a ‘buddy’.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your draft URL of your proposed WMS service. Include in this email:
- The name of the geographical area
- the name of the data provider organization,
- the name of the service provider organization
- The OneGeology secretariat will check that they have written confirmation that the service provider owns the right to serve the proposed data and/or has permission from the data provider to serve that data.
- The secretariat will check the proposed WMS according to the OneGeology naming rules [see this cookbook section 2]
- Once the naming rules are accepted OneGeologyHelp will contact BRGM (Portal hosts) with the WMS URL. BRGM will enter the service in the 'Catalogue of Registered Services' and will check any technical points with the service provider.
- When the service is fit for registration BRGM will email the OneGeology secretariat and your OneGeology WMS Service will now be officially registered and its layers are now visible in the Portal (e.g. in the “add layers” button).
- As the reference information stored in the registry comes from your service directly it is highly recommended if you need to make major changes to your WMS service, to modify your WMS service first and then ask the BRGM registry (email: email@example.com) to be updated.
- If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or use the discussion forum on the OneGeology website (http://www.onegeology.org/technical_progress/forum/index.cfm).
Section last modified : 08 September 2010.
Service provider: the organisation that will supply WMS' of their own and/or other Survey's data access to the Internet /portal
Data Provider: the official owner of the data being served as a WMS
WMS service: spatially referenced map data information in Web Map Service form i.e. as a picture not as actual raw data
Catalogue of registered services: list of WMS services registered in the OneGeology portal
Portal: a single point of access to many different sources of information
OneGeology secretariat: a central team (currently based at BGS, UK) that coordinates the organisation and progress of OneGeology. They will deal with and forward if necessary any queries or requests to the relevant people.
Discussion forum: a web based application for holding discussions displayed in either chronological order or as threaded discussions. Read/write Password is required from the OneGeology secretariat.
Register your data for the Portal forms: online forms to help us organise getting everyone's data onto the web. We need to establish who would like assistance to serve their data to the portal and who is able to provide assistance. A Buddy is someone willing to serve a neighbour's data i.e. a service provider.