Managing a Geographic Database from Mobile Devices Through OGC Web Services

  • Nieves R. Brisaboa
  • Miguel R. Luaces
  • Jose R. Parama
  • Jose R. Viqueira
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4537)


We present in this paper a system for the management of geographic databases from mobile devices. The architecture of the system is extensible in the sense that it can be adapted to the particular characteristics of a wide variety of heterogenous mobile devices. This is achieved by the incorporation of an extensible middleware between the limited GIS applications running at the Mobile devices and the general purpose web services used at the data tier. The interfaces of these web services are compliant with the well-known Web Map Service(WMS) and Web Feature Service (WFS) specifications proposed by the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). A first prototype of the system for a specific PDA hardware with a specific software configuration was also implemented. We believe that the system has many practical applications in wireless environments with connectivity problems.


Mobile GIS Data management Web Geo-Services Open Geospatial Consortium WMS WFS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nieves R. Brisaboa
    • 1
  • Miguel R. Luaces
    • 1
  • Jose R. Parama
    • 1
  • Jose R. Viqueira
    • 2
  1. 1.Database Laboratory, University of A Coruña, Castro de Elviña S/N, 15071 A CoruñaSpain
  2. 2.Systems Laboratory, University of Santiago de Compostela, Constantino Candeira s/n, 15782 Santiago de CompostelaSpain

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