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Discovery and Integration of Web 2.0 Content into Geospatial Information Infrastructures: A Use Case in Wild Fire Monitoring

  • Manuela Núñez-Redó
  • Laura Díaz
  • José Gil
  • David González
  • Joaquín Huerta
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6908)

Abstract

Efficient environment monitoring has become a major concern for society to guarantee sustainable development. For instance, forest fire detection and analysis is important to provide early warning systems and identify impact. In this environmental context, availability of up-to-date information is very important for reducing damages caused. Environmental applications are deployed on top of Geospatial Information Infrastructures (GIIs) to manage information pertaining to our environment. Such infrastructures are traditionally top-down infrastructures that do not consider user participation. This provokes a bottleneck in content publication and therefore a lack of content availability. On the contrary mainstream IT systems and in particular the emerging Web 2.0 Services allow active user participation that is becoming a massive source of dynamic geospatial resources. In this paper, we present a web service, that implements a standard interface, offers a unique entry point for spatial data discovery, both in GII services and web 2.0 services. We introduce a prototype as proof of concept in a forest fire scenario, where we illustrate how to leverage scientific data and web 2.0 content.

Keywords

VGI SDI Geospatial Information Infrastructures Web 2.0 Open Search 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuela Núñez-Redó
    • 1
  • Laura Díaz
    • 1
  • José Gil
    • 1
  • David González
    • 1
  • Joaquín Huerta
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of New Imaging TechnologiesUniversity Jaume ICastellónSpain

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