security and geographic information systems: how GIS and mapping
technology can save lives and protect property in post-September 11th
standards: standards were developed for implementing the National
Spatial Data Infrastructure.
Seeks Input on Next Web Mapping Specification: WWW Mapping Special
Interest Group of OGC released a Request for Comments on the OpenGIS Web
Feature Server Implementation Specification.
GIS day: November 14, discover GIS Day 2001, a global event that
celebrates geographic information system (GIS) technology, which is
revolutionizing our world through geography.
travel edition available: more than a mapping tool, allow users access
to a complete Dun & Bradstreet business listing.
Are you familiar with
geographic information systems (GIS)? Haveyou heard about software agents? Geographic information system is the computer system capable of
assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically
referenced information to provide related service, such as spatial analysis
and database management.
The software agents
are computer programs which could act on behalf of the user and employ a certain kind
of intelligence. Recently, one of the GIS research focus has
been tuned to distributed geographic information services aiming to take
advantages of the fascinating development of computer networks as well
as the more and more popular use of the Internet.
Considering the unique
characteristics of the spatial information, or geo-referenced data and
the distribution of geographic information systems, geoagent
will be developed in order to meet the need of global access to the
spatial information available and distributed geographic information
services. For example, user could search, retrieve or access the required geo-data remotely,
could find the appropriate GIS software on the remote sever to perform
the analysis and to wait for the result to be transferred back. In order to
share the internet resources, geoagents will find the desirable
computer who has abundant resource available to perform the analysis in
the future. In that way, geoagents will have significant impacts on
the next generation of GIS architecture.
of this research Web site are:
1. To introduce the primary project research on the development
of geoagent, a GIS-oriented software agent model for distributed
GIServices, as well as a geoagent-communication protocol.
2. To introduce related knowledge of geographic information
science and software agents, including technologies, research areas,
applications, and to provide useful Web resources to the Software Agent
and GIS community.
3. To provide a discussion site, such as forum for those who are
interested in the similar subjects to exchange research ideas,
methodologies, and etc.