Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 635–644, 2008
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-12-635-2008

Special issue: Data-driven approaches, optimization and model integration:...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 12, 635–644, 2008
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-12-635-2008

  25 Mar 2008

25 Mar 2008

Web services for distributed and interoperable hydro-information systems

J. Horak, A. Orlik, and J. Stromsky J. Horak et al.
  • Institute of Geoinformatics, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava,17.listopadu 15, Ostrava-Poruba, 70833, Czech Republic

Abstract. Web services support the integration and interoperability of Web-based applications and enable machine-to-machine interaction. The concepts of web services and open distributed architecture were applied to the development of T-DSS, the prototype customised for web based hydro-information systems. T-DSS provides mapping services, database related services and access to remote components, with special emphasis placed on the output flexibility (e.g. multilingualism), where SOAP web services are mainly used for communication. The remote components are represented above all by remote data and mapping services (e.g. meteorological predictions), modelling and analytical systems (currently HEC-HMS, MODFLOW and additional utilities), which support decision making in water management.