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Overview

The use of geospatial technologies has become ubiquitous since the leading Internet vendors delivered a number of popular map websites. Today, businesses are either migrating location-specific capabilities into their information systems, or expanding existing Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) implementation into enterprise-wide solutions. As enterprise information systems evolve toward service-oriented architecture (SOA), geospatial technologies also evolve along the same lines.

Geospatial Services and Applications for the Internet covers a wide spectrum of techniques, algorithms and modeling methodologies that address the challenges in service-oriented architectural design for GIS, and intelligent processing for spatial queries. This book presents in-depth studies on performance improvement, data integration, service personalization and interoperation between geospatial services. These studies provide the reader with a wide spectrum of examples and case studies on the development of GIS for hydrological applications, electrical power supply applications, land usage and urban planning, and NASA’s Earth image datasets dissemination.

Geospatial Services and Applications for the Internet is designed for a professional audience composed of practitioners and researchers in industry. This book is also suitable as a secondary text book or reference for advanced-level students in computer science and geosciences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387746739
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/6/2008
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 179
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures IX

List of Tables XIII

Preface XV

Chapter 1 Hierarchical Infrastructure for Internet Mapping Services 1

1 Introduction 2

2 Internet Mapping Services 3

3 Direct Server Access 4

3.1 Pure Client-Server Design 4

3.2 Memory-Based Caching in the Client 5

3.3 Internal Spatial Data Structures 6

4 Utilizing Auxiliary Servers 8

4.1 Static Proxy 8

4.2 Dynamic Proxy 10

4.3 Implementation Details 10

5 Building Combined Solutions 13

5.1 Modular Design and Chaining 13

6 Evaluation 15

6.1 Comparison with Raster-Based Visualization 16

6.2 Typical Usage Scenarios 17

6.3 Performance Comparisons for Deployments Utilizing Auxiliary Servers 25

6.4 Comparison with the Tile Method 26

7 Conclusions and Future Research 28

References 29

Chapter 2 Case Study: Geospatial Processing Services for Web-based Hydrological Applications 31

1 Introduction 31

2 Hydrological Models 33

3 Overview of Available Geospatial Services and Applications for Hydrological Models 33

4 System Architecture and Software Components of the Geoportal Application 36

5 Geospatial processing services 40

6 Conclusions and lessons learnt 43

References 46

Chapter 3 An Application Framework for Rapid Development for Web-based GIS: GinisWeb 49

1 Introduction 50

2 Architecture of overall Web GIS 52

2.1 Use-case model of the overall system 52

2.2 Non-functional requirements 53

2.3 Functions and structure of Ginis Web GIS application 54

2.4 Structure of Web-enabled GIS node 55

2.5 Development model of the GinisWeb framework 56

3 GinisWeb model of a geoinformation system 57

4 Structure and basic elements of XML language GADL 63

5 Case study: A WebGIS for an electric power supply company 68

6 Conclusion 69

References 71

Chapter 4 Geospatial Web Services: Bridging the Gap Between OGC and Web Services 73

1 Introduction 74

1.1 Related Work 74

1.2 OGC Services 75

1.3 Web Services 76

2 Interoperability 77

3 Implementation Issues to Consider 78

3.1 OGC to Web Services 78

3.2 Data Handling 79

3.3 Functional Mapping 83

3.4 Metadata 85

4 W3C to OGC 88

4.1 Service Specific Implementations 90

4.2 Driver-Based Mapping 91

5 Conclusion 91

References 92

Chapter 5 The Design, Implementation and Operation of the JPL OnEarth WMS Server 95

1 OnEarth Design 97

2 OnEarth WMS Server 99

3 Pre-Tiled WMS and KML 103

4 KML - WMS harmonization 106

5 Image Access Layer 106

5.1 Storage file format 107

5.2 Virtual Image Server 108

5.3 Composite image reader 110

6 Concluding remarks 110

Chapter 6 Data Integration for Querying Geospatial Sources 113

1 Introduction 114

2 Data Heterogeneities 115

3 Ontology Creation 117

4 Ontology Alignment 118

5 Query Processing 124

6 User Interfaces 130

6.1 Visual Ontology Alignment 130

6.2 Web-based Query Interface 131

7 Related Work 132

8 Conclusions 134

References 135

Chapter 7 Translating Vernacular Terms into Geographical Locations 139

1 Introduction 139

2 Background 141

2.1 Geographical Gazetteers 142

2.2 Related Approaches 143

3 Statistical Text-Mining Approach 145

4 Experimental implementation 148

4.1 Text-Mining Software Framework 149

4.2 Knowledge Set Persistence 152

4.3 Application Integration 152

4.4 Experimental results 154

5 Concluding Remarks 154

References 156

Chapter 8 Personalizing Location-Aware Applications 159

1 Introduction 160

2 Literature Review 161

2.1 Implicit interest indicators 162

2.2 User Modeling 164

2.3 Personalization 165

2.4 Privacy 166

3 Approach 166

3.1 Experimental Evaluation 168

4 System Implementation 170

5 Target Market Personalization 171

5.1 Group Contexts 172

6 Dataset Dependency 173

7 Future Work 175

References 175

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