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SOS RESTful Extension

The SOS RESTful Extension provides a means for accessing and manipulating SOS resources (i.e., observations, capabilities, offerings, sensors, and features) in a RESTful way - that means, plain HTTP methods (GET, DELETE, POST, PUT) can be used to interact with those resources. Using REST makes client development easy and lightweight.

The implementation of this RESTful extension is based on the 52°North SOS and is included in the SOS 4.x implementation.

The SOS RESTful extension is realized as a specific binding for the SOS 4.x - adding REST functionality beyond the standard KVP and SOAP bindings.

The figure below gives an overview of this Add-on and the implemented REST API.

Code Repository

The source code of the SOS RESTful Extension can be found here.


This work is funded by the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) and part of their Environmental and Crisis Information System (Umwelt- und Kriseninformationssystem, UKis).

Code Manager

In charge of the code management for this project is: