Infrastructure for the Geospatial Web

  • Ron Lake
  • Jim Farley
Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Geospatial data and geoprocessing techniques are now directly linked to business processes in many areas. Commerce, transportation and logistics, planning, defense, emergency response, health care, asset management and many other domains leverage geospatial information and the ability to model these data to achieve increased efficiencies and to develop better, more comprehensive decisions. However, the ability to deliver geospatial data and the capacity to process geospatial information effectively in these domains are dependent on infrastructure technology that facilitates basic operations such as locating data, publishing data, keeping data current and notifying subscribers and others whose applications and decisions are dependent on this information when changes are made. This chapter introduces the notion of infrastructure technology for the Geospatial Web. Specifically, the Geography Markup Language (GML) and registry technology developed using the ebRIM specification delivered from the OASIS consortium are presented as atomic infrastructure components in a working Geospatial Web.


Business Process Geospatial Data Fire Department Coordinate Reference System Spatial Data Infrastructure 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ron Lake
    • 1
  • Jim Farley
    • 2
  1. 1.Galdos Systems VancouverBritish ColumbiaCanada
  2. 2.Galdos SystemsVancouverCanada

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