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Sensors 2016, 16(12), 2144; doi:10.3390/s16122144

Representing Geospatial Environment Observation Capability Information: A Case Study of Managing Flood Monitoring Sensors in the Jinsha River Basin

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Faculty of Information Engineering, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Wuhan 430074, China
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National Engineering Research Center for Geographic Information System, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), Wuhan 430074, China
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State Key Lab for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
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Collaborative Innovation Center of Geospatial Technology, Wuhan 430079, China
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Academic Editor: Dale A. Quattrochi
Received: 4 September 2016 / Revised: 30 November 2016 / Accepted: 9 December 2016 / Published: 16 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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Abstract

Sensor inquirers cannot understand comprehensive or accurate observation capability information because current observation capability modeling does not consider the union of multiple sensors nor the effect of geospatial environmental features on the observation capability of sensors. These limitations result in a failure to discover credible sensors or plan for their collaboration for environmental monitoring. The Geospatial Environmental Observation Capability (GEOC) is proposed in this study and can be used as an information basis for the reliable discovery and collaborative planning of multiple environmental sensors. A field-based GEOC (GEOCF) information representation model is built. Quintuple GEOCF feature components and two GEOCF operations are formulated based on the geospatial field conceptual framework. The proposed GEOCF markup language is used to formalize the proposed GEOCF. A prototype system called GEOCapabilityManager is developed, and a case study is conducted for flood observation in the lower reaches of the Jinsha River Basin. The applicability of the GEOCF is verified through the reliable discovery of flood monitoring sensors and planning for the collaboration of these sensors. View Full-Text
Keywords: environment monitoring; Sensor Web; observation capability representation; sensor discovery and collaboration; flood environment monitoring; Sensor Web; observation capability representation; sensor discovery and collaboration; flood
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Hu, C.; Guan, Q.; Li, J.; Wang, K.; Chen, N. Representing Geospatial Environment Observation Capability Information: A Case Study of Managing Flood Monitoring Sensors in the Jinsha River Basin. Sensors 2016, 16, 2144.

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