Real-time Web-based GIS for Analysis, Visualization and Integration of Marine Environment Data

  • Jacek Dąbrowski
  • Marcin Kulawiak
  • Marek Moszyński
  • Krzysztof Bruniecki
  • Łukasz Kamiński
  • Andrzej Chybicki
  • Andrzej Stepnowski
Chapter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Abstract

Visualization and integration of the marine spatial data collected by various marine sensors and sources is an important factor in the context of marine environment sensing and monitoring. Several approaches and techniques of measurements are available to achieve this purpose including direct sampling, airborne and satellite imagery, and underwater acoustics. The paper briefly describes the state-of-the art marine GIS system developed in the Department of Geoinformatics of Gdansk University of Technology, Poland. The proposed system is able to integrate many different types of marine data, especially those acquired by various acoustic sensors like multibeam sonar (MBSS), echosounder and side scan sonars (SSS), and other external sensors such as satellite data receiver, radar, or automated identification of ships (AIS) data analyzer. Instantaneous 2D and 3D visualization is provided by the two components of the system: GeoServer web-based module and a standalone application basing on ESRI ArcGIS Engine solutions.

Keywords

Marine GIS WMS Real-time Web-based GIS Multibeam sonar Side-scan sonar Radar Single-beam echosounder Integration GeoServer Open Layers ESRI ArcGIS Engine ArcGlobe Satellite imagery 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Bikonis K, Partyka A, Łubniewski Z, Moszyński M, Stepnowski A (1997) GIS for shallow water pollution awareness and emergency management. In: Stepnowski A, Ruciiński A, Kosmowski K (eds) Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security and Safety TEHOSS 2005, Gdańsk, Poland, pp 45–50Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    . Partyka A, Łubniewski Z, Stepnowski A, Gajewski J (2006) Remotely accessible Web-based GIS for real time monitoring and mapping of the marine environment. In: Jesus SM and Rodriguez OS, Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Carvoeiro, pp 609-614Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bikonis K, Moszyński M, Chybicki A, Kociński P (2006) 3D imaging software tools for multibeam sonar data. J Hydroacoustics 9: 17–22Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    . MarineTraffic.com, Live ship maps - AIS - vessel traffic and position, developed and hosted by the Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering - University of the Aegean, http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacek Dąbrowski
    • 1
  • Marcin Kulawiak
    • 1
  • Marek Moszyński
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Bruniecki
    • 1
  • Łukasz Kamiński
    • 1
  • Andrzej Chybicki
    • 1
  • Andrzej Stepnowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeoinformaticsGdańsk University of TechnologyGdańskPoland

Personalised recommendations