The Geospatial Web: How Geobrowsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 are Shaping the Network Society / Edition 1

The Geospatial Web: How Geobrowsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 are Shaping the Network Society / Edition 1

by Arno Scharl
     
 

ISBN-10: 1846288266

ISBN-13: 9781846288265

Pub. Date: 05/18/2007

Publisher: Springer London

The Geospatial Web will have a profound impact on managing knowledge, structuring workflows within and across organizations, and communicating with like-minded individuals in virtual communities. The enabling technologies for the Geospatial Web are geo-browsers such as NASA World Wind, Google Earth and Microsoft Live Local 3D. These three-dimensional platforms

Overview

The Geospatial Web will have a profound impact on managing knowledge, structuring workflows within and across organizations, and communicating with like-minded individuals in virtual communities. The enabling technologies for the Geospatial Web are geo-browsers such as NASA World Wind, Google Earth and Microsoft Live Local 3D. These three-dimensional platforms revolutionize the production and consumption of media products. They not only reveal the geographic distribution of Web resources and services, but also bring together people of similar interests, browsing behavior, or geographic location.
This book summarizes the latest research on the Geospatial Web’s technical foundations, describes information services and collaborative tools built on top of geo-browsers, and investigates the environmental, social and economic impacts of geospatial applications. The role of contextual knowledge in shaping the emerging network society deserves particular attention. By integrating geospatial and semantic technology, such contextual knowledge can be extracted automatically – for example, when processing Web documents to identify relevant content for customized news services.
Presenting 25 chapters from renowned international experts, this edited volume will be invaluable to scientists, students, practitioners, and all those interested in the emerging field of geospatial Web technology. Updates and additional resources are available at www.geospatialweb.com.
Foreword by Patrick J. Hogan, Program Manager of NASA World Wind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846288265
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
05/18/2007
Series:
Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

From the contents Towards the Geospatial Web.- Infrastructure for the Geospatial Web.- Imaging on the Geospatial Web Using JPEG 2000.- What’s so Special about Spatial?- Conceptual Search.- Location-based Web Search.- Ubiquitous Browsing of the World.- Spatiotemporal-Thematic Data Processing for the Semantic Web.- A Semantic Approach for Geospatial Information Extraction from Unstructured Documents.- Enhancing RSS Feeds with Extracted Geospatial Information for further Processing and Visualization.- A Supervised Machine Learning Approach to Toponym Disambiguation.- Geospatial Information Integration for Science Activity Planning at the Mars Desert Research Station.- Inferences of Social and Spatial Communities over the World Wide Web.- A Geospatial Web Platform for Natural Hazard Exposure Assessment in the Insurance Sector.- Development, Implementation and Application of the WebGIS ‘MossMet’.- Geospatial Web Services.- Geospatial Data Integration with Semantic Web Services.

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