Discovery of Geospatial Resources: Methodologies, Technologies, and Emergent Applications

Discovery of Geospatial Resources: Methodologies, Technologies, and Emergent Applications

Laura Díaz (University Jaume I of Castellón, Spain), Carlos Granell (University Jaume I of Castellón, Spain) and Joaquín Huerta (University Jaume I of Castellón, Spain)
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Release Date: April, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 335
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0945-7
ISBN13: 9781466609457|ISBN10: 1466609451|EISBN13: 9781466609464
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Information Systems built using standard-based distributed services have become the default computing paradigm adopted by the geospatial community to build Geospatial Information Infrastructures. There are many aspects to consider in order to improve the discovery of geospatial resources. The efficiency of discovery is determinant to deploy successful applications in distributed environments where standard-based components allow users to share and reuse resources more effectively.

Discovery of Geospatial Resources: Methodologies, Technologies, and Emergent Applications aims to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research finding. This reference is written for professionals who want to improve the understanding of geospatial discovery methodologies and technologies, as well as techniques to design and deploy geospatial resources in Information Infrastructures.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Automatic Extraction of Metadata
  • Automatic Registration and Publication of Geospatial Resources
  • Classifications and Indexing of Geospatial Resources
  • Geospatial Information Infrastructure
  • Geospatial Metadata for Data and Services
  • Geospatial Web Service Registry and Discovery
  • Query Languages
  • Semantics, Formats, Tagging for Geospatial Resources Discovery
  • User Interfaces for Geospatial Resources Discovery
Reviews & Statements

This five-volume set is most impressive, not only for the efforts that went into its development, but also for its exceptional quality, organization, and value to a wide variety of libraries...an excellent addition to nearly any library.

– Reference & User Services Quarterly, 45 (3)

This title would be of interest to librarians pursuing such tasks as text and data mining [...] "but best suited for practitioners in the geospatial community who will value the editors' gathering of straightforward, scientific profiles of attempts to make their field more efficient."

– Henrietta Thornton-Verma, Library Journal

I applaud the editors of this book for bringing together a wide spectrum of perspectives and possible methods. Which methods will win out? I believe the normal Darwinian shakeout will leave standing those which are either simplest (see Ockham's razor) and/or best integrated in current scientific and commercial workflows. It will be interesting to look back at this volume in a decade and judge for ourselves if this has been the case.

– Michael Gould, Esri, USA and Universitat Jaume i, Spain
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Editor/Author Biographies
Laura Díaz graduated in Computer Engineering (2000) from the Universitat de València and obtained her MSc in Intelligent Systems (2008) and the doctoral degree in Geospatial Science (2010) from Universitat Jaume I of Castellón, where she is currently a Research Associate. She has participated in R&D projects at the Institute of Robotics at the Universitat de València and GIS companies such as Geodan (The Netherlands) and Iver TI (Spain). Furthermore, she participated in research stages at Institute of GeoInformatics (University of Münster) and Institute of Environment and Sustainability (Joint Research Centre). Her main research interests are in the field of geospatial information infrastructures and user generated content, in particular she investigates novel approaches for improving geospatial content integration and publication, distributed geoprocessing, and service interoperability.
Carlos Granell is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I (Spain), where he graduated in Computer Engineering (2000) and received his doctorate in Computer Science (2006). His lines of research are centered on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), interoperability, geoprocessing services, workflow, and the composition and reuse of geographic services. He has taken part in several public funded research projects, both at national and European level. He has carried out research stages at SINTEF (Norway), at the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente (The Netherlands), and the University of Nottingham (UK).
Joaquín Huerta is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems at UJI, where he teaches GIS and Internet Technologies. He holds a Bachelor in Computer Science, a Master in Computer Science, and a Master in CAD/CAM from Politechnical University of Valencia. He also holds a PhD in Computer Science from Jaume I University. His current research interest are geospatial technologies, mobile and internet technologies, and 3D GIS. He is Director of the Master in Geospatial Technologies funded by Erasmus Mundus program and Director of the PhD Program on Integration of Geospatial Information. He is leading and has led several important research projects including EU projects as EUROGEOSS (FP7) and eSDI-NET+ (FP6), and Spanish projects, such as “España Virtual” funded by Cenit Programme . In addition to academic activities, Dr. Huerta is founding board member of an Internet service provider and, thus, possesses considerable business experience as well as experience in systems integration
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • Anders Friis-Christensen, National Survey and Cadastre, Denmark
  • Cristiano Fugazza, European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Michael Gould, Esri, USA
  • Gobe Hobona, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Werner Kunh, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Miguel Ángel Manso, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Paolo Mazzetti, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
  • Javier Nogueras, University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Victor Pascual, IDEC, Spain
  • Sven Schade, European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Italy
  • Laura Spinsanti, European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Italy