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Do you ever heard of Internet GIS? It is a new sub-field in geographic information systems (GIS). Generally speaking, Internet GIS focuses on disseminating and processing geographic information by means of Internet and World Wide Web. It has been gaining increasing popularity, momentum and wide acceptability in governmental agencies, geospatial data producers and users. Many Internet GIS software programs are available and a lot of applications have been developed over the Internet during the past couple of years.

This book covers the fundamentals and state-of-the-arc of Internet GIS theories and technologies of Internet GIS, such as basic conceptual models and functions, client/server computing, distributed component frameworks, etc. The different architectures of mainframe GIS, desktop GIS, Internet GIS and mobile GIS are discusses. Moreover, the text book contributes several chapters discussing and emphasizing the working mechanisms of different Internet GIS models including metadata modeling, software agent communications, etc. Examples of Internet GIS applications will be presented as well for the readers to get some hand-on experiences on Internet GIS.

This site will present the general structure and chapter information about the book. With each chapter, related web resources suggested by the authors for further explorations are listed and introduced briefly. Examples of Internet GIS and some coding demos are presented in the DEMO. Comments and suggestions are welcome. You are also encouraged to join our online forum to post and answer questions, provide suggestions and comments.

Book Chapters:

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Internet, the Web, and Internet GIS
Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Computer Networking
Chapter 3 Client/Server Computing and Distributed Component Framework
Chapter 4 Technology Evolutionism of Web Mapping
Chapter 5 Framework of Distributed Geographic Information Services
Chapter 6 Standards for Distributed GIServices
Chapter 7 Geographic Markup Language
Chapter 8 Commercial Web Mapping Programs
Chapter 9 Mobile GIS
Chapter 10 Quality of Service and Security issues in Distributed GIS
Chapter 11 Distributed GIS in Data Warehousing and Data Sharing
Chapter 12 Internet GIS Applications in Intelligent Transportation Systems
Chapter 13 Internet GIS Applications in Planning and Resource Management
Chapter 14 Conclusions and Epilogue

Stay with us to explore the amazing world of Internet GIS.




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