ZOO-Project provides a developer friendly Web Processing Service (WPS) framework for creating and chaining Web Processing Services. A WPS provides web access to functions which run spatial algorithms. ZOO-Project supports many programming languages and comes with two demo applications using simple spatialtools Services Providers (a C shared library and a Python module) based on the GEOS and OGR Libraries.
ZOO is made of three parts:
ZOO Kernel : A powerful server-side C Kernel which makes it possible to manage and chain Web services coded in different programming languages.
ZOO Services : A growing suite of example Web services based on various Open Source libraries.
ZOO is based on a ‘WPS Service Kernel’ which constitutes the ZOO’s core system (aka ZOO Kernel). The latter is able to load dynamic libraries and to handle them as on-demand Web services. The ZOO Kernel is written in C language, but supports several common programming languages in order to connect to numerous libraries and above all to simplify the Web service end-developer’s job.
Licence: MIT x/11
Software Version: 1.2.0
Supported Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac