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The Geospatial Web

How Geobrowsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 are Shaping the Network Society

  • First book on subject - since integrating semantic Web technology with geo-browsing platforms & the emerging breed of social software often summarised under the umbrella term ‘Web 2.0’

  • Clear focus on applied geospatial aspects

  • Appeal to industry practice through emphasis on applied science

  • Contributions from a very active research community

  • Foreword by Patrick J. Hogan, Program Manager of NASA World Wind

Part of the book series: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing (AI&KP)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Foundations Of The Geospatial Web

    1. Infrastructure for the Geospatial Web

      • Ron Lake, Jim Farley
      Pages 15-26
    2. Imaging on the Geospatial Web Using JPEG 2000

      • Michael P. Gerlek, Matthew Fleagle
      Pages 27-38
    3. What's So Special about Spatial?

      • Glen Hart, Catherine Dolbear
      Pages 39-44
  3. Navigating The Geospatial Web

    1. Location-based Web Search

      • Dirk Ahlers, Susanne Boll
      Pages 55-66
    2. Ubiquitous Browsing of the World

      • Gabriella Castelli, Alberto Rosi, Marco Mamei, Franco Zambonelli
      Pages 67-78
    3. Spatiotemporal-Thematic Data Processing for the Semantic Web

      • Farshad Hakimpour, Boanerges Aleman-Meza, Matthew Perry, Amit Sheth
      Pages 79-89
  4. Building The Geospatial Web

    1. A Semantic Approach for Geospatial Information Extraction from Unstructured Documents

      • Christian Sallaberry, Mauro Gaio, Julien Lesbegueries, Pierre Loustau
      Pages 93-104
  5. Geospatial Communities

    1. Geospatial Information Integration for Science Activity Planning at the Mars Desert Research Station

      • Daniel C. Berrios, Maarten Sierhuis, Richard M. Keller
      Pages 131-140
    2. Inferences of Social and Spatial Communities over the World Wide Web

      • Pragya Agarwal, Roderic Béra, Christophe Claramunt
      Pages 141-152
    3. Participating in the Geospatial Web: Collaborative Mapping, Social Networks and Participatory GIS

      • L. Jesse Rouse, Susan J. Bergeron, Trevor M. Harris
      Pages 153-158
    4. Sharing, Discovering and Browsing Geotagged Pictures on the World Wide Web

      • Carlo Torniai, Steve Battle, Steve Cayzer
      Pages 159-170
    5. Supporting Geo-Semantic Web Communities with the DBin Platform: Use Cases and Perspectives

      • Giovanni Tummarello, Christian Morbidoni, Michele Nucci, Ernesto Marcheggiani
      Pages 171-176
  6. Environmental Applications

    1. A Geospatial Web Platform for Natural Hazard Exposure Assessment in the Insurance Sector

      • Julien Iris, JérÔme Chemitte, Aldo Napoli
      Pages 179-190
    2. Development, Implementation and Application of the WebGIS MossMet

      • Roland Pesch, Gunther Schmidt, Winfried Schröder, Christian Aden, Lukas Kleppin, Marcel Holy
      Pages 191-200

About this book

The Geospatial Web will have a profound impact on managing knowledge, structuring workflows within and across organizations, and communicating with like-minded individuals in virtual communities. The enabling technologies for the Geospatial Web are geo-browsers such as NASA World Wind, Google Earth and Microsoft Live Local 3D. These three-dimensional platforms revolutionize the production and consumption of media products. They not only reveal the geographic distribution of Web resources and services, but also bring together people of similar interests, browsing behavior, or geographic location.

This book summarizes the latest research on the Geospatial Web’s technical foundations, describes information services and collaborative tools built on top of geo-browsers, and investigates the environmental, social and economic impacts of geospatial applications. The role of contextual knowledge in shaping the emerging network society deserves particular attention. By integrating geospatial and semantic technology, such contextual knowledge can be extracted automatically – for example, when processing Web documents to identify relevant content for customized news services.

Presenting 25 chapters from renowned international experts, this edited volume will be invaluable to scientists, students, practitioners, and all those interested in the emerging field of geospatial Web technology. Updates and additional resources are available at www.geospatialweb.com.

Keywords

  • 3D
  • Browser
  • Contextualization
  • Geospatial Web
  • Information Spaces
  • JPEG
  • JPEG 2000
  • Knowledge Management
  • Semantic Web
  • Social Software
  • Tagged
  • machine learning
  • modeling
  • organization
  • visualization

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The Geospatial Web is an edited volume of 25 chapters, which attempts to bring together the academic research on Geospatial web technologies and provide an up-to-date review of this fast moving discipline. … would suit postgraduate students who have the knowledge to be selective: picking out chapters of particular relevance." (Ed. Parsons, GIS Professional, Issue 17, 2007)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Know-Center & Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

    Arno Scharl, Klaus Tochtermann

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-84628-827-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)