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Web Feature Service Tutorial for GEOSS Providers

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This tutorial is published as a documentation resource for the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).  The purpose of this tutorial is to assist the GEOSS providers and GEOSS users in understanding the various ways in which GEOSS can be used to provision, discover, access, and use Earth observation data and services.  The contents of this tutorial are provided, for the common good, under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.  This license is referenced at the bottom of the page, and applies to the entire tutorial.  Briefly, the Creative Commons License allows the copying and sharing of this content, as long as proper attribution is made.  Proper attribution shall include the list of authors (shown in the Tutorial Author table below) and the fact that the tutorial is for the benefit of the GEOSS.  An example attribution is: "The GEOSS MyService Tutorial authored by Author 1, Author 2, etc., available from the GEOSS Best Practices Wiki.", where MyService is replaced by the actual name of the tutorial being reused or shared.

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Tutorial Author Information (by alphabetical order)

Author Affiliation
Gregory Giuliani
Joan Maso
Anna Riverola







Tutorial Revision Information

Revision 0.1.0
This is the initial content generation stage of the tutorial.
Revision 1.0.0
Initial release.




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