Innovative Software Development in GIS

Innovative Software Development in GIS

By: Benedicte Bucher (editor), Florence Le Ber (editor)Hardback

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At a time when people use more and more geographic information and tools, the management of geographical information in software systems still holds many challenges and motivates researchers from different backgrounds to propose innovative solutions. Representing geographical space beyond our mere perception is key to making relevant decisions, whether it is with respect to sustainable development or to the planning of everyday activities. Designing, sharing and exploiting such representations entails many challenges. This book presents recent software design projects, led in teams, which sometimes have different backgrounds, to address these challenges. It analyzes the specificities of these projects in terms of motivation, data models and analysis methods. Proposals are also put forward to improve resource sharing in this domain. Contents 1. Introduction, Benedicte Bucher and Florence Le Ber. Part 1. Software Presentation 2. ORBISGIS: Geographical Information System Designed by and for Research, Erwan Bocher and Gwendall Petit. 3. GEOXYGENE: an Interoperable Platform for Geographical Application Development, Eric Grosso, Julien Perret and Mickael Brasebin. 4. Spatiotemporal Knowledge Representation in AROM-ST, Bogdan Moisuc, Alina Miron, Marlene Villanova-Olivier and Jerome Gensel. 5. GENGHIS: an Environment for the Generation of Spatiotemporal Visualization Interfaces, Paule-Annick Davoine, Bogdan Moisuc and Jerome Gensel. 6. GEOLIS: a Logical Information System to Organize and Search Geo-Located Data, Olivier Bedel, Sebastien Ferre and Olivier Ridoux. 7. GENEXP-LANDSITES: a 2D Agricultural Landscape Generating Piece of Software, Florence Le Ber and Jean-Francois Mari. 8. MDWEB: Cataloging and Locating Environmental Resources, Jean-Christophe Desconnets and Therese Libourel. 9. WEBGEN: Web Services to Share Cartographic Generalization Tools, Moritz Neun, Nicolas Regnauld and Robert Weibel. Part 2. Summary and Suggestions 10. Analysis of the Specificities of Software Development in Geomatics Research, Florence Le Ber and Benedicte Bucher. 11. Challenges and Proposals for Software Development Pooling in Geomatics, Benedicte Bucher, Julien Gaffuri, Florence Le Ber and Therese Libourel.

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Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction 1 Benedicte BUCHER and Florence LE BER 1.1. Geomatics software 2 1.2. Pooling 12 1.3. Book outline 17 1.4. Bibliography 18 PART 1. SOFTWARE PRESENTATION 23 Chapter 2. ORBISGIS: Geographical Information System Designed by and for Research 25 Erwan BOCHER and Gwendall PETIT 2.1. Introduction 25 2.2. Background history 26 2.3. Major functionalities 30 2.4. Architecture and graphical interface 39 2.5. Examples of use 48 2.6. Community 61 2.7. Conclusion and perspectives 63 2.8. Acknowledgments 64 2.9. Bibliography 64 Chapter 3. GEOXYGENE: an Interoperable Platform for Geographical Application Development 67 Eric GROSSO, Julien PERRET and Mickael BRASEBIN 3.1. Introduction 67 3.2. Background history 68 3.3. Major functionalities and examples of use 69 3.4. Architecture 75 3.5. Communities 84 3.6. Conclusion 86 3.7. Bibliography 88 Chapter 4. Spatiotemporal Knowledge Representation in AROM-ST 91 Bogdan MOISUC, Alina MIRON, Marlene VILLANOVA-OLIVIER and Jerome GENSEL 4.1. Introduction 91 4.2. From AROM to AROM-ST 93 4.3. AROM-ST 100 4.4. From AROM-OWL to ONTOAST 112 4.5. Architecture 113 4.6. Community 115 4.7. Conclusions and prospects 116 4.8. Bibliography 117 Chapter 5. GENGHIS: an Environment for the Generation of Spatiotemporal Visualization Interfaces 121 Paule-Annick DAVOINE, BogdanMOISUC and Jerome GENSEL 5.1. Introduction 121 5.2. Context 122 5.3. Functionalities linked to the generation of geovisualization applications 127 5.4. Functionalities of the geovisualization application generated by GENGHIS 133 5.5. Architecture 140 5.6. Scope and user communities 141 5.7. Conclusion and perspectives 147 5.8. Acknowledgments 148 5.9. Bibliography 149 Chapter 6. GEOLIS: a Logical Information System to Organize and Search Geo-Located Data 151 Olivier BEDEL, Sebastien FERRE and Olivier RIDOUX 6.1. Introduction 151 6.2. Background history 152 6.3. Main functionalities and use cases 153 6.4. Architecture 182 6.5. Users and developers 184 6.6. Conclusion 186 6.7. Bibliography 186 Chapter 7. GENEXP-LANDSITES: a 2D Agricultural Landscape Generating Piece of Software 189 Florence LE BER and Jean-Francois MARI 7.1. Introduction 189 7.2. Context 190 7.3. Major functionalities 193 7.4. Case uses 201 7.5. Architecture 204 7.6. Communities 207 7.7. Conclusion 209 7.8. Acknowledgments 209 7.9. Bibliography 210 Chapter 8. MDWEB: Cataloging and Locating Environmental Resources 215 Jean-Christophe DESCONNETS and Therese LIBOUREL 8.1. Introduction 215 8.2. Context 216 8.3. Major functionalities and case uses 220 8.4. Cataloging functionality 224 8.5. Locating functionality 238 8.6. Administration functionality 244 8.7. Architecture 247 8.8. User community 249 8.9. Conclusion 251 8.10. Bibliography 253 Chapter 9. WEBGEN: Web Services to Share Cartographic Generalization Tools 257 Moritz NEUN, Nicolas REGNAULD and Robert WEIBEL 9.1. Introduction 257 9.2. Historical background 258 9.3. Major functionalities 262 9.4. Area of use 265 9.5. Architecture 273 9.6. Associated communities 276 9.7. Conclusion and outlook 277 9.8. Acknowledgments 279 9.9. Bibliography 279 PART 2. SUMMARY AND SUGGESTIONS 283 Chapter 10. Analysis of the Specificities of Software Development in Geomatics Research 285 Florence LE BER and Benedicte BUCHER 10.1. Origin and motivations 286 10.2. Major functionalities, fields, and reusability 288 Chapter 11. Challenges and Proposals for Software Development Pooling in Geomatics 293 Benedicte BUCHER, Julien GAFFURI, Florence LE BER and Therese LIBOUREL 11.1. Requirements and challenges 294 11.2. Solutions 303 11.3. Conclusion 311 11.4. Bibliography 313 Glossary 317 List of Authors 325 Index 329

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  • publication date: 11/05/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781848213647
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 346
  • ID: 9781848213647
  • weight: 652
  • ISBN10: 1848213646

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