Hi Norman: Thanks for the quick response. See comments inline. R
Ron, We did something similar to your plan with GMLJP2 regrep with the Omar ebRIM server and the ITT JPIP Java Server for a research project.
Cool. Would like to more about this.
It was interesting to use the ebRIM association to associate services (WCSs, JPIP) with the extrinsicObject - so that the focus is on the data not the actual service.
We routinely use ebRIM associations to link data and various types of services - go looking for data and find services that provide access or which can act on the data etc. Or go looking for the service and find data it serves.
It kind of makes the WCS getCapabilities, describeCoverage redundant since the getCoverage / JPIP URL is associated in the registry.
Well not really since the registry can harvest this information via that interface and service presumably creates it automatically from its content. On the other hand there are many gray areas here.
Can I ask if you are looking to formalize this approach with regrep for coverages (so mapping coverage extents, available bands etc. to ebRIM), do you need a JPIP server? (Again this is my view, not ITT, I would need to make a request).
Our first objective is just to complile a reg/rep of GMLJP2 samples that cover a wide range of image types - so JPIP is not needed (YET). We are working on an ebRIM model with ESA and this is one may be a variant or something simpler. So longer term the focus is in the regrep (i.e. WRS = CSW-ebRIM) and hence a general ebRIM model is important, but just now the focus is on getting a representative set of GMLJP2 created. We have deployed a CRS registry via OGP - see http://www.epsg-registry.org