The AASG State Geothermal Data project provides OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium, opengeospatial.org/standards) compliant WMS and WFS services per the specifications outlined by the USGIN (see the USGIN site for more detials). AASG adopted the requirements and recommendations of USGIN for networking, data sharing, and enhanced interoperability. Such recommondations include naming conventions; the following outlines AASG-adopted naming conventions which require a specific format for naming Web Services and the Layers that contain the data within that service.
This blog is designed to encompass technical questions and troubleshooting for deploying and hosting USGIN services, particularly related to the AASG State Geothermal Data Project. Topics covered will included basic deployment procedures with WFS and WMS specifics, custom capablilites, handling large volume datasets, service and layers naming conventions, URIs, hosting online related files, metadata in the USGIN repository, and validating WFS and WMS services. The technical team at AZGS has encountered a need for such discussion as individual institutions and states begin hosting thier own USGIN AASG Geothermal Data Project services.