How wis2box works¶
wis2box is implemented in the spirit of the Twelve-Factor App methodology.
wis2box is a Docker and Python-based platform with the capabilities for centres to publish their data holdings to the WMO Information System with a plug and play capability supporting data publishing, discovery and access.
High level system context¶
The following diagram provides a high level overview of the main functions of wis2box:
Core wis2box functionality includes the ability to:
integrate your existing data processing pipeline
process and transform your weather/climate/water data into official WMO data formats
create and publish discovery metadata of your datasets
provide your data via OGC and Pub/Sub standards mechanisms to your data, enabling easy access for web applications, desktop GIS tools, mobile applications
connect your wis2box to the WIS2 network
make your data and services available to market search engines
subscribe to and download weather/climate/water data from the WIS2 network
wis2box is built as Docker Compose application, allowing for easy install and container management.
Let’s dive a little deeper. The following diagram provides a view of all wis2box containers:
Container functionality can be described as follows:
Storage: core data and metadata persistence, the initial data entry point of wis2box. Data pipelines and workflow are triggered from here
Internal Message Broker: internal message bus
Public Message Broker: public facing broker. Provides data and metadata notifications
Data Management: the epicentre of wis2box. Provides core wis2box administration and data/workflow/publishing utilities
API Application: OGC APIs providing geospatial web services
Web Application: user interface
wis2box is built on free and open source (FOSS) technology.
data and metadata storage
Internal Message Broker
Public Message Broker
data processing and publishing
data discovery and access
data discovery and visualization