Encyclopedia of GIS

2008 Edition
| Editors: Shashi Shekhar, Hui Xiong

Privacy and Security Challenges in GIS

  • Bhavani Thuraisingham
  • Latifur Khan
  • Ganesh Subbiah
  • Ashraful Alam
  • Murat Kantarcioglu
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35973-1_1018


Geographic data management


Geospatial data refers to information about shapes and extent of geographic entities along with their locations on the surface of the earth. This definition, however, is often extended to include any physical or logical entity as long as it exhibits one or more geographic characteristics such as topology of a proposed highway infrastructure or location of a moving vehicle. Geospatial data management pertains to the acquisition, manipulation and dissemination of geospatial data under a set of guidelines. It has numerous applications including counter‐terrorism, climate‐change detection and space exploration. For example, global warming has been one of the major climate changing events in recent years. The significance of global warming lies in the severe impact that even small climate changes could cause on weather patterns, ecosystems and other activities. Understanding the causes and impacts of global warming is therefore critical....


Geospatial Data Access Control Model Open Geospatial Consortium Semantic Heterogeneity Privacy Preserve Data Mining 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bhavani Thuraisingham
    • 1
  • Latifur Khan
    • 1
  • Ganesh Subbiah
    • 1
  • Ashraful Alam
    • 1
  • Murat Kantarcioglu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of Texas at DallasDallasUSA