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GIS systems are ubiquitous distributed systems, since geo-spatial information adheres to almost everything. Considering the characteristics of GIS, the following four design-decision issues are particularly crucial: transactional mode (synchronous versus asynchronous), service granularity (finegrained versus coarse-grained), delivery manner (chunk versus stream), and transmission formats (GML versus binary). We have shared our experience in making choices in these four dimensions.
Information Technology: Coding and Computing, 2004. Proceedings. ITCC 2004. International Conference on (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 5-7 April 2004