Improving the Responsiveness of Geospatial Web Applications Through Client-Side Processing

  • Kamila Środa
  • Marek Łabuz
  • Sebastian ErnstEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 833)


Web applications which enable interactive editing of geospatial data are becoming increasingly popular, partly due to the growing interest in development of smart city concepts. However, performing calculations on geospatial objects, often expressed using a spheroidal (non-Cartesian) coordinate system, is not trivial. This paper tries to compare two approaches to developing such applications – one based on GIS backend queries, and one which performs the calculations locally on the client’s machine. Prototypes implementing both approaches have been prepared, and tests based on real-life scenarios have been carried out. The results are presented along with conclusions, which are used to develop recommendations for the most efficient architectures in various situations.


Spatial data Web GIS Web mapping Geometry transformation Smart cities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Computer ScienceAGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakówPoland

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