[Ann] WellGEO RegRep 4.0

On behalf of Wellfleet Software, I am pleased to announce the availability of the WellGEO RegRep 4.0 product. The product is a Registry and Repository (RegRep) that is specialized for Geographical Information (GI) management.

The WellGEO RegRep product is based upon the latest drafts of OASIS ebXML Registry and Repository (RegRep) standard. Version 4.0 of ebXML RegRep is in development and WellGEO RegRep aims to be its first implementation. WellGEO RegRep builds upon the proven information management foundation provided by ebXML RegRep and adds extension for managing Geographically Information (GI). The Geographical extensions are based upon specifications from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and ISO TC 211 (Geographical Information / Geomatics).

The architecture of the product is highly extensible and allows specialized handling of new types of content using content-specific plugins. This ability is used in release 4.0 to publish, manage, discover and govern WSDL documents. Upcoming releases will include similar capabilities to manage XML Schema files as well as OWL ontologies.

Speaking of ontologies, the product plans to utilize its ontology management feature to provide semantically enhanced discovery capabilities. We believe that a semantically enhanced, geographical RegRep with federation features will be an essential infrastructure to enable information interoperability. It will open "information silos" by enabling information to be tagged with semantically rich and geographically aware metadata.

The WellGEO RegRep product will evolve rapidly, so stay tuned on news about new releases, features and deployments.