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4 Author(s)
Jusuo Zhou ; South China Sea Marine Eng. Surveying Center, Guangzhou, China ; Anliang Ning ; Rui Deng ; Fanshun Meng

The nearly ubiquitous access to the internet and interactive content of the WWW has made people a powerful means to access, exchange, and process information. Geographic information/data is the most important and costliest part of GIS, and it could become quickly out of date and thus need to be constantly updated. With the rapid evolution of mobile communication technologies (3G, 4G, etc.), feature-packed mobile phones might become the default physical interface for ubiquitous computing applications, providing the foundation for new interaction paradigms to perform real-time data updates and information exchanges without any limit of space and time. The integration of geospatial information and mobile Internet is simultaneity driven by market demands and technologies. Mobile Geographical Information Service extends unlimited information on the Internet and the powerful service functions of GIS to mobile devices users. The wired Internet and the wireless/mobile internet should not be considered to be mutually exclusive, but used in conjunction with one another in a supportive capacity. Supported by 3G data technologies/services, Mobile GI Services create a new channel of business practice, and thousands of potential applications and services. A complete end-to-end mobile GI services solution is described for organizations interested in offering mobile GI services to consumer or business subscribers.

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Multimedia Information Networking and Security, 2009. MINES '09. International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

18-20 Nov. 2009