CHRONOS SYSTEM DATA SERVICES
The Data Services can be serialized into any local format that a site wishes to use. Utilization of XML (eXtensible Markup Language) format allows for easy creation of transforms via XSL (eXtensible Stylesheet Language) that can cast these data sets into other formats. Combined with the creation of a set of community XML schemas, the design allows for the querying of results based on data, metadata, or GUID assignments across the network and across heterogeneous system architectures. The resulting data can then be resolved to a common interchange format.
A description of the architecture developed for this data services flow and an example implementation of this design on the CHRONOS System will be presented together with a description of how it can interact with other geoinformatics projects.