1st Edition

Next Generation Geospatial Information
From Digital Image Analysis to Spatiotemporal Databases

ISBN 9780415380492
Published September 13, 2005 by CRC Press
180 Pages

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Book Description

With the turn of the century our ability to collect and store geospatial information has increased considerably. This has resulted in ever-increasing amounts of heterogeneous geospatial data, an issue that poses new challenges and opportunities. As these rich sources of data are made available, users rely, now more than ever, on the geospatial data infrastructure. The availability and accessibility of such data, as well as the ability to effectively manage, model, index and query the data is becoming a cornerstone in numerous applications. Moreover, the ability to formalize and represent data is becoming key to integration and interoperability. With the introduction of distributed geospatial data infrastructure and the implementation of web-based services, the impact of such issues is becoming even more evident. Inspired by these challenges, this book on Next Generation Geospatial Information offers a collection of original contributions from leading experts in spatial information modeling, image processing and analysis, database management, ontologies and data mining. It provides a unique insight into the current state-of-the-art and future challenges in geospatial information through four thematic chapters, each of which represents a primary research theme, namely distributed spatial infrastructure, image-based geospatial information management, indexing and querying geospatial databases, and ontology and semantics for geospatial data.

Table of Contents

Keynote paper

Invasive Species: An Emerging Science Application for Geospatial Information
J.L. Schnase

Chapter 1: Distributed Geospatial Data Infrastructure


Geographic Inform ation Retrieval
A. Markowetz, T. Brinkhoff, and B. Seeger,

Grid-Enabled Mediation Service for Geospatial Information
I. Zaslavsky, C. Baru, K. Bhatia, A. Memon, P. Velikhov, and V. Veytser

A Quantitative Analysis of a Mobile Distributed Geospatial Agent Architecture
J.J. Nolan and A.K. Sood

Continuous Generalization for Small Mobile Displays
C. Brenner and M. Sester

Chapter 2: Image-Based Geospatial Information Management and Modeling


Image-Based Automatic Object Outline Updating in Geospatial Databases
S. Gyftakis, P. Agouris, and A. Stefanidis

A Semi-Automated Approach for the Recognition and Extraction of Water Features from Landsat 7 Imagery in Northern Canada
C. Armenakis

Change Detection and Integration of Topographic Updates from ATKIS to Geoscientific Data Sets
G.V. Goesseln and M. Sester

Evaluating Geometric and Radiometric Suitability for Optimal Image Selection in VR Modeling
C. Georgiadis and A. Stefanidis

Chapter 3: Indexing and Querying Geospatial Databases


A Unified Index Scheme for Location Data and Mobile Customer Profiles
V. Atluri, N.R. Adam and M. Youssef

Timelets: a Data Model for Immense-Scale, Subsecond GIS
R.M. Akscyn and O.F. Rama

Spatial Cone Tree: An Auxiliary Search Structure for Correlation-Based Similarity Queries on Spatial Time Series Data
P. Zhang, S. Shekhar, V. Kumar and Y. Huang

Learning Approximate Thematic Maps for Labeled Geospatial Data
M. Sharifzadeh, C. Shahabi, and C.A. Knoblock

Chapter 4: Ontology and Semantics for Geospatial Data


A Unified Ontological Framework for Semantic Integration
M. Kavouras

Ontology-Based Geospatial Web Query System
N. Wiegand and N. Zhou

Incorporating Process in Geographic Information for Enhancing Semantic Verification
C.C. Feng and D.M. Flewelling

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Agouris, Peggy; Croituru, Arie