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Discovery of Geospatial Resources

Book 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.<br><b>Discovery of Geospatial Resources: Methodologies, Technologies, and Emergent Applications</b> 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.

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
    1. SECTION 1: METHODOLOGIES
    2. SECTION 2: TECHNOLOGIES
    3. SECTION 3: EMERGENT APPLICATIONS
    4. SUMMARY
  7. Section 1: Methodologies
    1. Chapter 1: Describing and Selecting Collections of Georeferenced Media Items in Peer-to-Peer Information Retrieval Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PEER-TO-PEER INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS FOR GEOSPATIAL SEARCH
      4. RESOURCE SELECTION BASED ON DESCRIPTIONS OF GEOSPATIAL FOOTPRINTS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: An Assessment of Several Taxonomies of Volunteered Geographic Information
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ASSESSMENT OF UGC/VGI TAXONOMIES
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: New Discovery Methodologies in GIS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
      4. INDEX CONSTRUCTION WORKFLOW
      5. QUERY EVALUATION SERVICE
      6. USER INTERFACES
      7. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Managing Schema Evolution in a Federated Spatial Database System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCEPTUAL AUTOMATIC SCHEMA EVOLUTION FRAMEWORK
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Automatic Metadata Generation for Geospatial Resource Discovery
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METADATA POINTS OF VIEW
      4. METADATA GENERATION METHODS AND TOOLS: CURRENT STATE
      5. NEW APPROACHES TO THE METADATA GENERATION PROBLEM
      6. SUMMARY
      7. FUTURE WORKS
  8. Section 2: Technologies
    1. Chapter 6: Discovering Geosensor Data By Means of an Event Abstraction Layer
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. EVENT PROCESSING OF GEOSENSOR DATA
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Semantic Enrichment for Geospatial Information in a Tourism Recommender System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SIGTUR/E-DESTINATION: A TOURIST RECOMMENDER SYSTEM BASED ON THE INTERACTION OF GIS AND ONTOLOGIES
      5. SIGTUR/E-DESTINATION: HYBRID METHODS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR FILTERING SPATIAL INFORMATION
      6. FUTURE LINES OF RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Semantic Annotation of Geospatial RESTful Services Using External Resources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND AND RELATED WORK
      4. AN APPROACH FOR AUTOMATIC SEMANTIC ANNOTATION OF GEOSPATIAL RESTFUL SERVICES
      5. EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Methodologies for Augmented Discovery of Geospatial Resources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISCOVERY AUGMENTATION METHODOLOGY: HIGH-LEVEL APPROACHES
      4. AN ARCHITECTURE TO INTEGRATE AND ANNOTATE USER RESOURCES
      5. SEMANTIC AUGMENTATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 10: Data Mining Location-Based Social Networks for Geospatial Discovery
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY
      5. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE WORK
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Emergent Applications
    1. Chapter 11: Distributed Geospatial Data Management for Entomological and Epidemiological Studies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE PORTUGUESE BT THEMATIC SDI
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Analysis of Tourist Behavior Based on Tracking Data Collected by GPS
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. STATE OF THE ART
      4. TECHNOLOGICAL BACKGROUND
      5. TRACK-TOUR: A TOURIST MOBILITY ANALYSIS SYSTEM
      6. PRELIMINARY RESULTS AND PENDING RESEARCH CHALLENGES
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: User-Friendly Geoportal Interfaces for Geospatial Resource Discovery
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OGC CATALOG SERVICES SPECIFICATION
      4. WEB CLIENT APPLICATION
      5. A WEB SEARCHING STUDY
      6. ACTIONS FOR FRIENDLY USER INTERFACE
      7. FUTURE WORK: A WEB SEMANTIC APPROACH
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Index