Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Author: Michael Goodchild

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461551898

Category: Computers

Page: 509

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Geographic information systems have developed rapidly in the past decade, and are now a major class of software, with applications that include infrastructure maintenance, resource management, agriculture, Earth science, and planning. But a lack of standards has led to a general inability for one GIS to interoperate with another. It is difficult for one GIS to share data with another, or for people trained on one system to adapt easily to the commands and user interface of another. Failure to interoperate is a problem at many levels, ranging from the purely technical to the semantic and the institutional. Interoperating Geographic Information Systems is about efforts to improve the ability of GISs to interoperate, and has been assembled through a collaboration between academic researchers and the software vendor community under the auspices of the US National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis and the Open GIS Consortium Inc. It includes chapters on the basic principles and the various conceptual frameworks that the research community has developed to think about the problem. Other chapters review a wide range of applications and the experiences of the authors in trying to achieve interoperability at a practical level. Interoperability opens enormous potential for new ways of using GIS and new mechanisms for exchanging data, and these are covered in chapters on information marketplaces, with special reference to geographic information. Institutional arrangements are also likely to be profoundly affected by the trend towards interoperable systems, and nowhere is the impact of interoperability more likely to cause fundamental change than in education, as educators address the needs of a new generation of GIS users with access to a new generation of tools. The book concludes with a series of chapters on education and institutional change. Interoperating Geographic Information Systems is suitable as a secondary text for graduate level courses in computer science, geography, spatial databases, and interoperability and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry, commerce and government.

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Author: Andrej Vckovski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540490173

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Interoperating Geographic Information Systems, INTEROP'99, held in Zurich, Switzerland in March 1999. The volume presents 22 revised full papers carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. Also included are three invited full papers. The book addresses various topics of database interoperability and spatial data processing in particular identification, infrastructure, implementation, vectors and graphics, semantics, heterogeneous databases and representation.

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Author: Michael Goodchild

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792384369

Category: Computers

Page: 544

View: 583

Geographic information systems have developed rapidly in the past decade, and are now a major class of software, with applications that include infrastructure maintenance, resource management, agriculture, Earth science, and planning. But a lack of standards has led to a general inability for one GIS to interoperate with another. It is difficult for one GIS to share data with another, or for people trained on one system to adapt easily to the commands and user interface of another. Failure to interoperate is a problem at many levels, ranging from the purely technical to the semantic and the institutional. Interoperating Geographic Information Systems is about efforts to improve the ability of GISs to interoperate, and has been assembled through a collaboration between academic researchers and the software vendor community under the auspices of the US National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis and the Open GIS Consortium Inc. It includes chapters on the basic principles and the various conceptual frameworks that the research community has developed to think about the problem. Other chapters review a wide range of applications and the experiences of the authors in trying to achieve interoperability at a practical level. Interoperability opens enormous potential for new ways of using GIS and new mechanisms for exchanging data, and these are covered in chapters on information marketplaces, with special reference to geographic information. Institutional arrangements are also likely to be profoundly affected by the trend towards interoperable systems, and nowhere is the impact of interoperability more likely to cause fundamental change than in education, as educators address the needs of a new generation of GIS users with access to a new generation of tools. The book concludes with a series of chapters on education and institutional change. Interoperating Geographic Information Systems is suitable as a secondary text for graduate level courses in computer science, geography, spatial databases, and interoperability and as a reference for researchers and practitioners in industry, commerce and government.

Information Technology Applications in Industry II

Information Technology Applications in Industry II

Author: Prasad Yarlagadda

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9783038262459

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 3488

View: 395

Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Management Innovation (ICITMI 2013), July 23-24, 2013, Zhuhai, China. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 642 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Information Processing and Information Security; Chapter 2: Information Storage and Database System; Chapter 3: Software Engineering; Chapter 4: Computer Networks; Chapter 5: Modern Technologies in Communication and Navigation; Chapter 6: Multimedia Technology; Chapter 7: Data and Signal Processing; Chapter 8: Processing Image and Video; Chapter 9: Applied and Computational Mathematics; Chapter 10: Sensors, Detection Technology and Instrument; Chapter 11: Circuit Theory and Microelectronic Devices and Technologies; Chapter 12: Automation, Control and Mechatronics; Chapter 13: Artificial Intelligence and Optimization Algorithm; Chapter 14: E-commerce, E-government and Management; Chapter 15: Enterprise Resource Planning, Management System and Engineering Management; Chapter 16: Innovative Decisions in Transportation, Supply Chain and Logistic; Chapter 17: Information and Innovation Technologies in Engineering Education; Chapter 18: Applied Research in Materials, Mechanical Engineering and Technologies of Manufacture and Processing; Chapter 19: Applied Biotechnologies.

Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems

Concepts and Techniques of Geographic Information Systems

Author: Chor Pang Lo

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UOM:39015066787170

Category: Computers

Page: 532

View: 922

Fully updated to reflect advances in GIS concepts and techniques, this guide approaches the subject from the broader context of information technology. Gives complete, up-to-date coverage to the concepts and techniques pertaining to every stage of the systems development life cycle of GIS, as well as its applications to various areas of spatial problem solving and decision making. For GIS specialists, GIS technologists, GIS sales directors, urban planners, natural resource managers, land surveyors, geomatics engineers, and foresters who want a complete understanding of GIS and how GIS applies to their fields of interest.