The Geospatial Web: How Geobrowsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 Are Shaping the Network Society (Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing) (Paperback)

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The Geospatial Web: How Geobrowsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 Are Shaping the Network Society (Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing) By Arno Scharl (Editor), Klaus Tochtermann (Editor) Cover Image
By Arno Scharl (Editor), Klaus Tochtermann (Editor)
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The most important attribute of geospatial platforms is their unique potential to aggregate a multitude of public and private geographic data sets, providing access to data from government agencies, industry and the general public. NASA and other organizations have a wealth of planetary science data - representing the output from thousands of satellites in earth-orbit, and from dozens of costly missions to other planets. Benefits derived from both the data and visual interfaces to access the data represent a significant return on investment for the public. Integrating geospatial data with semantic and collaborative Web technology multiplies the public benefits and represents the main focus of this book. The user interfaces of geobrowsers are designed for the layperson, giving conv- ient access to all kinds of geographically referenced information. Geobrowsers hide the technical details related to finding, accessing and retrieving such information. The daunting challenge of the Geospatial Web is to seamlessly integrate and display vastly different information modes. Nowadays, it is not enough to simply display a map of some region; additional dynamic information modes need to be displayed and put into context - from weather sensor readings and live aerial video feeds to daily news updates, photo collections and video archives.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781849966566
ISBN-10: 1849966567
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2010
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing