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Sensors 2010, 10(5), 4281-4295; doi:10.3390/s100504281

A Geographic Information System Framework for the Management of Sensor Deployments

1,*  and 2
1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; the University of Memphis; Memphis, TN 38152, USA 2 Woolpert, Incorporated; 215 East 32nd Street; Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 23 February 2010 / Revised: 20 April 2010 / Accepted: 21 April 2010 / Published: 29 April 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Chemical Sensors)
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A prototype Geographic Information System (GIS) framework has been developed to map, manage, and monitor sensors with respect to other geographic features, including land base and in-plant features. The GIS framework supports geographic placement and subsequent discovery, query, and tasking of sensors in a network-centric environment using Web services. The framework couples the GIS feature placement logic of sensors with an extensible ontology which captures the capabilities, properties, protocols, integrity constraints, and other parameters of interest for a large variety of sensor types. The approach is significant in that custom, GIS-based interfaces can be rapidly developed via the integration of sensors and sensor networks into applications without having detailed knowledge of the sensors’ underlying device drivers by leveraging service-oriented computing infrastructure within the GIS framework.
Keywords: GIS; service-oriented architecture; sensor ontology; sensor networks GIS; service-oriented architecture; sensor ontology; sensor networks
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Russomanno, D.J.; Tritenko, Y. A Geographic Information System Framework for the Management of Sensor Deployments. Sensors 2010, 10, 4281-4295.

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