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Coastal Informatics

Book Description

The field of web-based coastal atlas informatics presents experts with a variety of unique considerations in an area where accuracy is of vital importance and proper representation of spatial data come to the forefront. Coastal Informatics: Web Atlas Design and Implementation reviews and presents the latest developments in the emerging field of coastal web atlases through a series of case studies giving practical guidance on geographic data management and documentation through standards-based metadata, as well as making underlying geographic databases interoperable. Readers will find this book of practical use in Web atlas design, development and implementation, improving spatial thinking in the coastal context.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Principles
    1. Chapter 1: Introduction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. COASTAL WEB ATLASES DEFINED
      3. SCIENTIFIC AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONTEXT
      4. KEY ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED
      5. AIM OF THE BOOK
    2. Chapter 2: Coastal Web Atlas Features
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MAP AREA
      4. MAP LEGENDS AND LAYER LISTS
      5. ATLAS TOOLS
      6. ATTRIBUTE TABLES
      7. METADATA
      8. INFORMATION AND EXTRAS
      9. TECHNOLOGY
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Coastal Web Atlas Implementation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: GETTING STARTED
      3. MAPS
      4. GEOGRAPHIC DATA CONTENT AND DISPLAY
      5. MAP LEGENDS AND LAYER LISTS
      6. TOOLS FOR MAPS, SEARCH, AND DECISION SUPPORT
      7. ATTRIBUTE TABLES
      8. CONTENT MANAGEMENT
      9. SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE TECHNOLOGY
      10. INTERFACING WITH WEB SERVICES AND THIRD-PARTY APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACES (APIS)
      11. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Coastal Atlas Interoperability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTEROPERABILITY: WHY IT MATTERS
      4. LEVELS OF INTEROPERABILITY
      5. STANDARDS
      6. OPEN GEOSPATIAL SERVICES
      7. CONTROLLED VOCABULARIES AND ONTOLOGIES
      8. THE ICAN INTEROPERABILITY APPROACH
      9. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Coastal Web Atlas Case Studies Around the World
    1. Chapter 5: Overview of Coastal Atlases
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF EUROPEAN UNION ATLASES
      4. ATLASES IN AUSTRALIA, THE PACIFIC, AFRICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
      5. OVERVIEW OF U.S. ATLASES: A TALE OF TWO SURVEYS
      6. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
      7. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 6: Oregon, USA
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
      3. DATA COLLECTION
      4. SYSTEM DESIGN
      5. USAGE OF THE ATLAS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 7: Ireland
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DATA AND INFORMATION IN THE MIDA
      4. THE MIDA LOOK AND FEEL
      5. PUBLICITY AND ATLAS USAGE
      6. THE ATLAS SYSTEM: A DEVELOPER PERSPECTIVE
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX A
      10. APPENDIX B
    4. Chapter 8: Virginia and Maryland, USA
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VIRGINIA COASTAL GEOSPATIAL AND EDUCATIONAL MAPPING SYSTEM
      4. MARYLAND’S SHORELINES ONLINE
      5. SUMMARY
    5. Chapter 9: Wisconsin, USA
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WISCONSIN COASTAL GIS APPLICATIONS PROJECT (1994-2009)
      4. LESSONS LEARNED FROM FOUR COASTAL DATA INTEGRATION PROJECTS
      5. BUILDING THE CASE FOR A WISCONSIN COASTAL ATLAS
      6. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 10: Belgium
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
      3. INITIATIVES AIMED AT SUPPORTING COASTAL MANAGEMENT
      4. MOVING FROM A TRADITIONAL ATLAS BOOK TO AN ONLINE TOOL
      5. USAGE OF THE ATLAS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 11: Africa
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
      4. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. Chapter 12: Caribbean
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. APPENDIX
    9. Chapter 13: United Kingdom
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FROM PAPER TO ELECTRONIC: THE CONTEXT
      4. EARLY ELECTRONIC ATLASES IN THE UK: SOME EXAMPLES
      5. THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND SOME EARLY EXAMPLES
      6. SOME RECENT UK WEB-BASED EXAMPLES
      7. ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENTS: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
      8. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. Chapter 14: Spain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION NETWORK (REDIAM) AND COASTAL INFORMATION SUBSYSTEM (CIS)
      4. THE SIGLA: COASTAL INFORMATION SYSTEM OF ANDALUSIA AND THE REDIAM’S COASTAL SUBSYSTEM
      5. THE 2D/3D GEOGRAPHICAL VIEWER
      6. FUTURE TRENDS AND THE COASTAL SUBSYSTEM AS A GATEWAY OF REDIAM
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: Principles
    1. Chapter 15: The International Coastal Atlas Network
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FORMATIVE WORKSHOPS: 2006-2007
      4. ICAN PROCESS
      5. CURRENT MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE ISSUES
      6. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      7. SUMMARY
      8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    2. Chapter 16: Coastal Atlases in the Context of Spatial Data Infrastructures
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A FEDERATED COASTAL ATLAS OF THE USA: EFFORTS TO BUILD THE COASTAL NATIONAL SPATIAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE
      4. A EUROPEAN ATLAS OF THE SEAS
      5. OTHER RELATED PROJECTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 17: Creating a Usable Atlas
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. UNDERSTANDING USERS
      4. USER BACKGROUND: A QUALITY INHERENT TO A USER (GROUP)
      5. USER-CENTERED DESIGN
      6. WEB INTERFACE PITFALLS
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 18: Improving a Growing Atlas
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION TO ACTIVITY TRACKING
      3. SERVER LOGS
      4. LEARNING FROM ATLAS USE PATTERNS
      5. CHANGE OVER TIME
      6. DOCUMENTING PROGRESS
      7. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 19: Supporting a Successful Atlas
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. PARTNERSHIPS AND INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
      3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
      4. ATLAS PUBLICITY
      5. FUNDING FOR COASTAL WEB ATLASES
      6. REGIONAL GOVERNANCE AND PARTNERSHIPS
      7. CONCLUSION
  11. About the Contributors