Thank you for the explanation! Best, Javier

On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:08 AM, Dr. Benedikt Gräler <b.grae...@52north.org
> wrote:

> WPS is the acronym of the Web Processing Service - an OGC standard [1]
> that specifies how some spatial process (adding two layers, buffering, ...,
> run-off models, ..., complex atmospheric models, ..., processes running on
> large data sets, ...) can be wrapped in a server-side service. The standard
> basically specifies how in- and output values are submitted and received -
> pretty much like a function definition. A well designed WPS can then be
> used with WPS clients (e.g. QGIS, ArcGIS, ...), but also via a web browser
> [2,3], to perform the pre-defined process on your data.
>
> Hope that clarifies the previous discussions,
>
>  Ben
>
> [1] http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wps
> [2] http://geoprocessing.demo.52north.org:8080/wps-js-client/
> [3] HowTo for [2]:
> https://wiki.52north.org/Projects/SimpleQuakeMapAlgorithm
>
>
> On 21/02/2018 00:55, Vijay Lulla wrote:
>
>> Is WPS like Open Sound Control (OSC)?
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Barry Rowlingson <
>> b.rowling...@lancaster.ac.uk> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:51 PM, Javier Martínez-López <
>>> javi.martinez.lo...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> You can try OpenCPU (https://www.opencpu.org/). It works great!
>>>>
>>>>
>>> I don't see anything WPS there. The advantage of implementing a WPS is
>>> that
>>> it is then available to anything supporting the WPS standard, so you
>>> could
>>> access your analysis from QGIS, for example.
>>>
>>>   If you implemented an analysis via some generic REST API you'd still
>>> have
>>> to write some client code to interpret the outputs.
>>>
>>> Barry
>>>
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