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Web GIS for multiple representation data

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2 Author(s)
El-Hadi Khoumeri ; LIRIS, Univ. Claude Bernard, Villeurbanne ; Djamal Benslimane

This paper explains the concepts that deal with integrating and managing different levels of abstraction of spatial data within GIS and Web services; "distributing geospatial information on the Internet is an motivating factor for information providers", and also it presents the applications of Web services utilizing a multiple representations database, which could be described as a spatial database, and can also be used to store the same real world phenomenon at different levels of semantic and geometric details. Certain spatial phenomena are represented more than once in different databases, while the content depends on the intention of the data collector. Different applications and situations require alternative information and also visualizations of the data that the user should be able to choose within the alternative representations. This paper will also focus on Web services, which will be used to solve the problems in the spatial representation of archeological objects. Tire widespread architectural system for accessing and serving spatial data includes standard interfaces that is published by the open geospatial consortium (OGC), like Web feature service (WFS) and Web map service (WMS) which is designed for single represented data that include only one single representation per object, and also this paper will point out how to use a multiple representation of spatial data into Web architecture.

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Digital Information Management, 2007. ICDIM '07. 2nd International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

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28-31 Oct. 2007