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Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing

The Geospatial Web

How Geobrowsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 are Shaping the Network Society

Editors: Scharl, Arno, Tochtermann, Klaus (Eds.)

  • First book on subject - since integrating semantic Web technology with geo-browsing platforms and the emerging breed of social software often summarized under the umbrella term ‘Web 2.0,’ is inevitably gaining importance
  • Clear focus on applied geospatial aspects
  • Appeal to industry practice through emphasis on applied science
  • Contributions from a very active research community
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About this book

The Geospatial Web will have a profound impact on managing knowledge, structuring workflows within and across organizations, and communicating with like-minded individuals in virtual communities. The enabling technologies for the Geospatial Web are geo-browsers such as NASA World Wind, Google Earth and Microsoft Live Local 3D. These three-dimensional platforms revolutionize the production and consumption of media products. They not only reveal the geographic distribution of Web resources and services, but also bring together people of similar interests, browsing behavior, or geographic location.

This book summarizes the latest research on the Geospatial Web’s technical foundations, describes information services and collaborative tools built on top of geo-browsers, and investigates the environmental, social and economic impacts of geospatial applications. The role of contextual knowledge in shaping the emerging network society deserves particular attention. By integrating geospatial and semantic technology, such contextual knowledge can be extracted automatically – for example, when processing Web documents to identify relevant content for customized news services.

Presenting 25 chapters from renowned international experts, this edited volume will be invaluable to scientists, students, practitioners, and all those interested in the emerging field of geospatial Web technology. Updates and additional resources are available at www.geospatialweb.com.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The Geospatial Web is an edited volume of 25 chapters, which attempts to bring together the academic research on Geospatial web technologies and provide an up-to-date review of this fast moving discipline. … would suit postgraduate students who have the knowledge to be selective: picking out chapters of particular relevance." (Ed. Parsons, GIS Professional, Issue 17, 2007)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Towards the Geospatial Web: Media Platforms for Managing Geotagged Knowledge Repositories

    Scharl, Arno

    Pages 3-14

  • Infrastructure for the Geospatial Web

    Lake, Ron (et al.)

    Pages 15-26

  • Imaging on the Geospatial Web Using JPEG 2000

    Gerlek, Michael P. (et al.)

    Pages 27-38

  • What's So Special about Spatial?

    Hart, Glen (et al.)

    Pages 39-44

  • Conceptual Search: Incorporating Geospatial Data into Semantic Queries

    Kammersell, William (et al.)

    Pages 47-54

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-827-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84628-826-5
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-84996-656-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geospatial Web
Book Subtitle
How Geobrowsers, Social Software and the Web 2.0 are Shaping the Network Society
Editors
  • Arno Scharl
  • Klaus Tochtermann
Series Title
Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-827-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-827-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-826-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-656-6
Series ISSN
1610-3947
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 296
Number of Illustrations and Tables
93 b/w illustrations
Topics