There are three primary groups of participants:
- Data providers who should be able to download an API to implement web services to distribute their data.
- The community of users who can utilize a web-based visualization tool or client tool that is capable of communicating with data providers in a form such as REST, SOAP, or XML.
- Developers who implement, test, and integrate these systems/software and provide them to the user community. This developer community is formed by a group of experts in software engineering, standards, and database managers.
ESIP Information Technology and Interoperability Committee:
ESIP’s Information Technology and Interoperability committee was created, in part, “to ensure that data, information and services can be readily discovered, exchanged and integrated through the use of interoperability standards and protocols.”