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Interoperability Services


DM-OPEN currently provides four active Web services defined in standard Web Service Definition Language (WSDL). These links provide direct access to the defined WSDL Definition.

1. Admin Interface - Web service interface for adding and removing users to OPEN Collaboration Operating Groups (COG) for the purpose of operational group access management.

2. Common Alerting Protocol SOAP Interface - An implementation of the OASIS CAP that allows for the sharing of Alerts between OPEN-COGs regardless of which system is used for creation. Allows retrieval of alerts by or by time of post.Addition selection of messages sent from a COG, sent to a COG, sent to all COGs, or all of the above. Allows post of CAP messages globally (to all cogs) or to an array of pre-determined COGs. Uses a SOAP Encoded RPC interface.

3. HazCollect NWEM Interface - An interface for posting specialized CAP messages meeting the requirements for NOAA HazCollect system. Messages are to be broadcasted to HazCollect system and stored in DMIS. The interface also allows for determination of COG authorization and which Weather offices and associated FIPS Codes are allowed to a specific COG for building the specialized message.

4. EDXL DE Interface - WSDL interface for sending and receiving EDXL-DE wrapped content of all kinds through the DM-OPEN directed distribution system. Posting and retrieval rules follow the same as for CAP messages except that each item of content is a separate string representing a complete EDXL message with content.

In addition to the WSDL interfaces, DM-OPEN also provides a Common Alerting Protocol Servlet Interface. This implementation of the OASIS CAP allows for the retrieval of Alerts using an HTTPS Servlet. It is a retrieval only interface that can be used when .NET applications are unable to resolve complex object type-mapping via the current SOAP encoded RPC interface. More…

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About COGS

  • Collaborative Operating Groups (COGs) are the emergency response organizations that are members of the OPEN Network. When an application is ready to be deployed via OPEN, your customer sponsor organization must register to request a COG. This is not for the purposes of using the DMIS Tool set. It is to establish an operational presence on the DM-OPEN Network that includes both DMIS Toolset users and users of interoperating software of all kinds.
  • Once the application has been approved, and a COG established, there are three approaches to the administration of COG Operator (user) accounts.
  • The Downloads page provides documentation describing how to build COG-to-COG communication into any application.


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