GIS Web Service Using Context Information in Mobile Environments

  • Xun Li
  • Woochul Shin
  • Li Li
  • Sang Bong Yoo
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3980)


Recently the computing environment has been moved to open architectures that include Web technologies. Web Service is one of import component of the new paradigm. This paper presents a design and implementation of GIS Web Service for mobile devices. As many mobile devices are equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System), it is required to handle the position information more effectively. We have extended the proxy program in the client device to actively send the context information to the server. Based on the context information the server determines the optimal service mode to a particular client. A working example of location-based GIS Web Service is also presented. By using Web Service standards and XML messages we can achieve the maximal interoperability for heterogeneous mobile devices.


Mobile Device Context Information Ubiquitous Computing Mobile Environment Client Device 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xun Li
    • 1
  • Woochul Shin
    • 1
  • Li Li
    • 1
  • Sang Bong Yoo
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceInha UniversityIncheonKorea

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