Bridging the Geographic Information Sciences

Part of the series Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography pp 99-118


Live Geoinformation with Standardized Geoprocessing Services

  • Theodor FoersterAffiliated withInstitute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster Email author 
  • , Bastian BaranskiAffiliated withInstitute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster
  • , Harald BorsutzkyAffiliated withInstitute for Geoinformatics, University of Muenster

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To realize live geoinformation, which is about providing information as soon as it is available, new approaches for instant geoprocessing and efficient resource utilization are required. Currently, such geoprocessing on the web is handled sequentially instead. This article describes a new approach by processing geodata streams and thereby enabling a continuous processing for improved resource utilization rates. In particular, this work applies HTTP Live Streaming for example of standardized geoprocessing services. The approach is evaluated for processing a large volume datasets of OpenStreetMap data. The presented implementation is based on Free and Open Source software.


Live geoinformation Geoprocessing HTTP live streaming Web processing service