Spatial Information System Development: The Role of Information Systems Design Theory and Ontologies

Spatial Information System Development: The Role of Information Systems Design Theory and Ontologies

Brian N. Hilton (Claremont Graduate University, USA), Richard J. Burkhard (San Jose State University, USA) and Tarun Abhichandani (Claremont Graduate University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-075-2.ch002
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Abstract

An approach to an ontology-based information system design theory for spatial information system development is presented. This approach addresses the dynamic nature of information system development at the beginning of the 21st century and addresses the question of how to establish relationships between the various design components of a spatial information system. It should also help to automate and guide the design process while at the same time improve the quality of the process along with its outputs. An example of this approach is presented, along with examples of the various ontologies utilized in the design of this particular spatial information system. Finally, a method to mitigate the issues regarding the organization and management of a growing library of ontologies is discussed.

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Dedication
Table of Contents
Foreword
Paul Gray
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1
Peishing Zhao, Genong Yu, Liping Di
As Web service technologies mature in recent years, a growing number of geospatial Web services designed to interoperate spatial information over... Sample PDF
Geospatial Web Services
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Chapter 2
Brian N. Hilton, Richard J. Burkhard, Tarun Abhichandani
An approach to an ontology-based information system design theory for spatial information system development is presented. This approach addresses... Sample PDF
Spatial Information System Development: The Role of Information Systems Design Theory and Ontologies
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Chapter 3
Judith Woodhall
This chapter discusses how the need for geospatially enabled data messaging among emergency response agencies can be enabled with the Emergency... Sample PDF
Geospatially Enabled Directory for EmergencyResponse Interoperability
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Chapter 4
Gunjan Kalra
This chapter discusses the process of providing information in its most accurate, complete form to its users and the difficulties faced by the users... Sample PDF
The Weather Tool, An Agent-Based Approach to Information Integration
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Chapter 5
We Shinn Ku, Roger Zimmermann
We present an information architecture using Web services for exchanging and utilizing geotechnical information, which is of critical interest to a... Sample PDF
GIME: A Geotechnical Information Exchange Architecture using Web Services
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Chapter 6
June K. Hilton, David E. Drew
At the beginning of the twenty-first century, technology implementation and its effect on student achievement is a topic of much interest and... Sample PDF
ScienceMaps: An Onlien Resource Portal for Standards-Based Science Instrucion Using Geographic Information Systems Technology
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Chapter 7
Shan Gao, David Sundaram
Spatial decision-making is a key aspect of human behaviour. Spatial decision support systems support spatial decision-making processes by... Sample PDF
Flexible Spatial Decision-Making and Support: Processes and Systems
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Chapter 8
Ramanathan Sugumaran, Shriram Ilavajhala, Vijayan Sugumaran
A SDSS combines database storage technologies, geographic information systems (GIS) and decision modeling into tools which can be used to address a... Sample PDF
Development of a Web-Based Intelligent Spatial Decision Support System (WEBISDSS): A Case Study with Snow Removal Operations
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Todd G. Olson, Brian N. Hilton
Habitat suitability modeling in some form is required for virtually every regulatory action and conservation planning process that involves rare... Sample PDF
Conservation Studio: Dynamically Modeling and Mapping Habitat Suitability
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Chapter 10
Ramanathan Sugumaran, Brian Bakker
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GIS-Based Site Suitability Decision Support System for Planning Confined Animal Feeding Operations in iowa
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Lars Brodersen, Anders Nielsen
The introduction of web-services as index-portals based on geo-information has changed the conditions for both content and form of... Sample PDF
Geo-Communication, Web-Services, and Spatial Data Infrastructure: An Approach Through Conceptual Models
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Chapter 12
Fengxian Fan
With the increase in applications for sensor networks, data manipulation and representation have become a crucial component of sensor networks. This... Sample PDF
A Data Visualization and Interpretation System for Sensor Netwroks
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Peter Ibach, Miroslaw Malek, Gerrit Tamm
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William J. Tolone, Wei-Ning Xiang, Anita Raja, David Wilson, Qianhong Tang, Ken McWilliams
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Minign Critical Infrastructure Information from Municipality Data Sets: A Knowledge-Driven Approach and Its Implications
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Lyn Kathlene
This chapter describes and analyzes the effectiveness of two methodological techniques, cognitive mapping and Geographical Information Systems... Sample PDF
Cognitive Mapping and GIS for Community-Based Resource Identification
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David J. Bruemmer, Douglas A. Few, Curtis W. Nielsen
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Spatial Reasoning for Human-Robot Teams
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