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HOWTO GeoHealthCheck

GeoHealthCheck (GHC) provides a monitoring service which indicates availability and compliance to the OGC API Features (OAFeat) standard.

GHC Model

You may want to browse the GHC Presentation Slides to get an idea what GHC is about.

The GHC conceptual model comprises the entities Resources, Probes and Checks.

  • Resource : basically the (URL) access/endpoint of your service instance. Example: a WMS Endpoint
  • Probe : action(s) performed on a Resource, for example a WMS GetMap request
  • Checks: test results/responses of a Probe: Is the GetMap result an image?

In the GHC UI you will manage these three entities.

Add Monitoring for a Service

  • navigate to the GHC page e.g.
  • Login
  • Click button upper right called Add+
  • Select "OGC API Features (OAFeat)" Resource Type
  • Add your full endpoint URL

This brings you into the Resource Editor for your newly registered service endpoint (called a GHC Resource). By default, each new Resource gets a "Capabilities Probe" assigned which checks the overall health of your endpoint ("does it provide a valid Capabilities/OAS file?") In the editor you can set various parameters and additional "Probes" and "Checks".

Be sure to have at least the following two Probes active:

  • OGC API Features (OAFeat) Capabilities - Validates OAFeat endpoint landing page
  • OGC API Features (OAFeat) Drilldown - Traverses all Collections in the endpoint validating if Features are returned

The OGC API Features (OAFeat) OpenAPI Validator does a complete OAS3 JSON Schema validation on your OAS3 Endpoint JSON document. Most OAFeat implementations, except pygeoapi and ldproxy (as on June 30, 2021), fail this Probe.