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Dynamic and Mobile GIS

Investigating Changes in Space and Time, 1st Edition

Edited by Roland Billen, Elsa Joao, David Forrest

CRC Press

344 pages | 13 Color Illus. | 100 B/W Illus.

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With the widespread use of PDAs, wireless internet, Internet-based GIS, and 3G and 4G telecommunications, the technology supporting mobile GIS is rapidly gaining popularity and effectiveness. Dynamic and Mobile GIS: Investigating Changes in Space and Time addresses Web GIS, mobile GIS, and the modeling, processing, and representation of dynamic events, as well as current demands to update GIS representations.

Providing a comprehensive overview of this emerging technology, this book highlights innovations, new ways of modeling both spatial objects and dynamic processes affecting them, and advances in visualization. Featuring contributions from established GIS workers, it begins with an introduction of extant technology and previews future developments. The book examines challenges to security and privacy and presents practical solutions to these problems while focusing on modeling approaches and exploring the need to display an appropriate level of information in a mobile environment. Concluding with a study of mobility, the book also contains practical examples of applications of mobile devices for disaster management and environmental monitoring.

Dynamic and Mobile GIS: Investigating Changes in Space and Time offers detailed cases of successful applications and identifies the current cutting-edge aspects of mobile and dynamic GIS. The book also looks to the future, investigating important research directions and potential challenges.

Table of Contents


The Changing Technology of Space and Time

IntroductionRecent developments in computer systems

Recent developments in computer networks

Recent developments in computer software

Conclusion and future developments

Opportunities in Mobile GIS

IntroductionThe development of related technologies

The applications of mobile GIS

Market opportunities

Future research directions

Conclusion and future developments

Location Privacy and Location-Aware Computing

IntroductionBackground and definitions

Positioning systems and location privacy

Location privacy protection strategies

Conclusion and future developments


Modelling Change in Space and Time: An Event-based Approach

IntroductionPrevious approaches to time and dynamic models in GIS

Categorizations of change

The event model

Sources of events

Event visualization and exploration

Conclusion and future developments

nen, a Process-oriented Data Model

IntroductionProcess theories and models

An alternative process data model

Watershed modelling application

Analysis of results

Validation of model and results

Conclusion and future developments

Comparing Map Calculus and Map Algebra in Dynamic GIS

IntroductionComparing map algebra and map calculus

Dynamic modelling in map algebra and map calculus

Conclusion and future developments

Constraints in Spatial Data Models, in a Dynamic Context

IntroductionConstraints in a landscape design VR system

Constraints in a cadastral application

Constraints in a topographic application

Constraints in a Web feature service

Classification of constraints

Specifying constraints

Implementation of constraints

Conclusion and future developments


An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Non-Realistic 3D Graphics for City Maps on Small-Screen Devices


Photorealism vs. non-photorealism

An NPR technique for mobile city models

Developing the prototypes

Testing and evaluating the prototype

Results from the evaluation


Summary of findings

Conclusion and future developments

Generalization of Large-Scale Digital Geographic Datasets for MobileGIS Applications

IntroductionMobile GIS

Map generalization - Mobile GIS perspective

Schematic maps

Key generalization processes for schematic maps

Schematic map generation using simulated annealing

Experimental results

Conclusion and future developments

Map Matching for Vehicle Guidance

IntroductionBayesian classification of GPS data

Incorporation of position history and network topology

Examples in a complex urban environment

Conclusion and future developments


Spatiotemporal Accuracy in Mobile Phone Location: Assessing the New Cellular Geography

IntroductionMeasuring the mobile society

A review of mobile phone location

Methodology for assessing spatiotemporal accuracy in mobile phone location

The results: real accuracy of the 'new cellular geography'

Conclusion and future developments

Mobile GIServices Applied to Disaster Management

IntroductionThe framework of disaster management

Mobile GIServices framework

Case-study: Taiwan advanced disaster management decision support system.

Conclusion and future developments

Citizens as Mobile Nodes of Environmental Collaborative Monitoring Networks

IntroductionEnvironmental monitoring networks and their spatial, temporal and social characteristics

Environmental collaborative monitoring networks

Mobile computing and communication opportunities for collaborative environmental monitoring

The application of mobile technologies to environmental collaborative monitoring networks

Examples of projects that explore ECMN building blocks

Conclusion and future developments

Analyzing Point Motion with Geographic Knowledge Discovery Techniques

IntroductionMotion analysis in geographical information science

Mining motion patterns - a geographic knowledge discovery approach

Case studies

Mining motion patterns - a promising approach to analyzing motion?

Conclusion and future developments


Current and Future Trends in Dynamic and Mobile GIS

Key findings, recent advances and opportunities

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems