[GeoSciML] Http-uri links in a GeoSciML-Portrayal WMS GetFeatureInfo response [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Alistair Ritchie RitchieA at landcareresearch.co.nz
Sun Jan 26 17:11:08 EST 2014

Hi Ollie,

Geoserver uses 'Templates' to produce the HTML response to GetFeatureInfo requests.

They are documented here: http://docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/tutorials/GetFeatureInfo/index.html

You can use a custom template to map WMS attribute/element values (the raw data) on to your preferred HTML for the response. The above link shows a subset of what it possible. It should not be too hard to create templates that place the http URIs returned by the server in HTML hyperlink elements. These templates could be re-used across portrayal services.

I suspect anyone with a sound grasp of HTML should be able to create these templates with easy (?!).

Cheers, Alistair

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From: GeoSciML [mailto:geosciml-bounces at lists.opengeospatial.org] On Behalf Of Oliver.Raymond at ga.gov.au
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Subject: [GeoSciML] Http-uri links in a GeoSciML-Portrayal WMS GetFeatureInfo response [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hi all,

The background:
As part of our drive to get people using GeoSciML-Portrayal, we are recommending that the schema be used for structuring WMS as well as simple WFS.  The schema uses http-uri as values for some attributes (eg, age uri, lithology uri, etc).

The question:

1.       Has anyone managed to get ArcGIS Server to deliver a WMS GetFeatureInfo response with the http-uri values delivered as hyperlinks rather than just plain text values?  (ie, so that a user can click on the url to see the linked data, rather than having to cut and past the url into a browser, which is a pain).

- an example from http://www.ga.gov.au/gis/services/earth_science/GA_Surface_Geology_of_Australia/MapServer/WMSServer

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2.       I am told that Geoserver can represent the uri's as hyperlinks in a WMS?  Easily?



Ollie Raymond
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