Generic Web Framework for Environmental Data Visualization
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- Braun E., Düpmeier C., Kimmig D., Schillinger W., Weissenbach K. (2017) Generic Web Framework for Environmental Data Visualization. In: Wohlgemuth V., Fuchs-Kittowski F., Wittmann J. (eds) Advances and New Trends in Environmental Informatics. Progress in IS. Springer, Cham
The Web and the growing popularity of Internet of Things show a large need for data visualization. This paper presents both a concept and an implemented prototype for a framework that supports a user in creating data visualizations on the Web. The concept is based on a microservice architecture using lightweight REST based service interfaces for communication. The prototype is evaluated using environmental data gathered by the State Office for the Environment, Measurements and Nature Conservation of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg (LUBW). The main advantages of the framework are high customizability and no requirements for programming skills for using a large part of the framework.