Evolution of EO/GIS Interoperability towards an Integrated Application Infrastructure

  • Günther Landgraf
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1580)


Combination of data and services (i.e. ‘Interoperation’) is one of the key concerns to develop a geographical information business network, in particular for near real-time information derived from satellite-based earth observation. In this logic the current situation of the satellite ground segments is not satisfactory and will require a conceptual improvement. Various international standardization and harmonization activities, like CCSDS OAIS, CEOS CIP, FGDC GEO, OGC OpenGIS, ISO TC/211 are identified as the basis for interoperability, but will need to evolve to an ‘integrated application infrastructure’ that organizes service interoperation, thereby building production chains for specialized high-value application products. Within the area of application programmes the European Space Agency has a vital interest to support this convergence and is investing in research projects to support European industry to participate in this process.


European Space Agency Geospatial Information Earth Observation Satellite Open Archival Information System Spatial Application 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Landgraf
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  1. 1.European Space Agency, Directorate of Application Programmes, Remote Sensing Exploitation DepartmentESRINFrascati (Roma)Italy

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