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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(12), 460; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7120460

Real-Time Visualization of Geo-Sensor Data Based on the Protocol-Coupling Symbol Construction Method

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School of Geography and Biological Information, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu, China
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School of Telecommunication and Information Engineering, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu, China
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Received: 20 September 2018 / Revised: 16 November 2018 / Accepted: 26 November 2018 / Published: 27 November 2018
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Abstract

Obtaining and visualizing the internal state and position information of the remote device using sensors are important aspects of industrial manufacturing. For large-scale geo-sensors that have been recently used, map-based management and visualization of the geo-sensor devices have become ubiquitous. Users often build multiple map symbols to represent the multiple states of a device based on traditional map symbols. Visualizing multiple geo-sensor data in real time with one map symbol is difficult. In this paper, a protocol-coupling map symbol and a construction method for real-time data visualization is introduced where different sensor states of the geo-sensor are expressed with one symbol. The sensor data visualization method in supervisory control and data acquisition systems (SCADA) was introduced and applied to the construction and visualization process of map symbols. First, based on the traditional vector map symbols and the communication protocol parsing interface, the mapping relationship between the sensor data item and the graphic element is defined in the map symbol construction process. Second, by referring to the streaming services method in ArcGIS GeoEvent, geo-sensor data acquisition and a transfer broker in a GIS server is built, through which the real-time sensor data can be transferred from the remote side to the map client and used for map symbol rendering. Finally, the new map symbols are used for real-time geo-sensor data visualization in applications. In the application of the real-time monitoring of geo-sensor devices, remote device information was acquired by sensor and transmitted to the broker then cached on the server side. If the cached sensor data has changed compared to the previous, the changed data will be pushed to map client by broker. The communication module in the map client that communicates with the broker receives changed geo-sensor data and triggers a refresh of the map. Then the protocol-coupling map symbol is rendered according to the mapping profile and the status of the geo-sensor device will be displayed on the map in real time. All the methods and processes were verified in client-server and browser-server GIS architecture. View Full-Text
Keywords: geo-sensor; real-time visualization; Internet of Things; map symbol; protocol parsing geo-sensor; real-time visualization; Internet of Things; map symbol; protocol parsing
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Jiao, D.; Sun, J. Real-Time Visualization of Geo-Sensor Data Based on the Protocol-Coupling Symbol Construction Method. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 460.

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