Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications by Songnian Li, Suzana Dragicevic, Bert Veenendaal

By Songnian Li, Suzana Dragicevic, Bert Veenendaal

Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping providers and Applications is released as a part of ISPRS WG IV/5 attempt, and goals at offering (1) contemporary technological developments, e.g., new advancements below internet 2.0, map mashups, neogeography etc; (2) Balanced theoretical discussions and technical implementations; (3) statement at the present phases of improvement; and (4) Prediction of advancements over the following decade. Containing 21 contributions from 60 researchers lively inside ISPRS groups, so much of them from academia and a few from governments, the publication covers quite a lot of issues on the topic of the state of the art in internet mapping/GIS and geographic info companies. the quantity is prepared in 5 sections:

1. Analytical and Geospatial Services;

2. Performance;

3. Augmentation and LBS;

4. Collaboration and choice Making, and five. Open criteria for Geospatial Services.

Supported via numerous technical information and examples, an total view of the present achievements and development made within the box of web-based GIS and mapping prone is given. The chapters mirror well timed and destiny advancements addressing: consistent updating of comparable internet and geospatial applied sciences in addition to the revolution of net mapping as a result of mainstream IT proprietors corresponding to Google, Yahoo and Microsoft; elevated curiosity from on geo-spatial info applied sciences; and lengthening call for from most of the people for advised and powerful spatial details providers. Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping providers and Applications will entice academia and researchers, program experts and builders, practitioners, and undergraduate and graduate scholars attracted to disbursed and web-based geoinformation platforms and functions, geodatabases, and electronic mapping.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The author would like to thank Dhruba J. Baishya for his inspiring work on a collaborative mash-up project. The author is in debt to Richard Sadler and Dr. Niem Huynh for proofreading this paper. The constructive comments from Derek Chan and the two anonymous reviewers improved the draft version of the manuscript. REFERENCES Berners-Lee, T. (2006) Interview Developer Works Interviews: Tim Berners-Lee. By Scott Lanningham, IBM developerWorks. [Online] 22nd August 2006. html> [Accessed 30th January 2009].

Com). Although the browser add-on is far from the perfect semantic web assistant, it can be viewed as an application of collective knowledge system (Gruber 2007). Skeptics of semantic web suggest that the resistance may be attributed to the incompetence of many web masters to adopt the semantic web technology, egocentrism from commercial providers to comply with standards, and the deceptive nature of human in manipulating the semantic web system (Lombardi 2006). g. Hakia) to better organize structured data into useful information for more effective decision making.

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