Spatial Information Research

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 439–447 | Cite as

Embracing cyber-physical system as cross-platform to enhance fusion-application value of spatial information

  • Jung-Sup UmEmail author


The whole social paradigm is moving toward the cyber-physical systems society from information society. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) (e.g. self-driving car) are currently being emerged as one of important places that heavily depend on spatial data in order to facilitate intelligent control and improve real-time on-line performance. To expedite and accelerate the realization of cyber-physical systems (hereinafter CPS) in spatial information science, this paper suggests embracing CPS as cross-platform to strengthen fusion-application value of spatial information. This approach illustrates how fusion-added services by spatial information within the CPS framework are created, orchestrated, changed and managed from traditional approach in spatial information science. It offers a sound approach to overcome the uncertainties associated with emerging technology as well as to adequately accommodate real-time operating CPS system in spatial information science. Further, such paradigm of symbolic cross-platform offer new and exciting challenges for foundational research between CPS and spatial information and provide opportunities for maturation of spatial information science in the fourth industrial revolution era.


Cyber-physical system Cross-platform Fusion-application value Spatial information 



This work was supported by the Human Resources Program in Energy Technology of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), granted financial resource from the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea (No. 20144010200670).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyKyungpook National UniversityDaeguSouth Korea

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