Special Issue "Web and Mobile GIS"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)
Prof. Dr. Martin Breunig
Chair of Geoinformatics, Geodetic Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
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Interests: 3D/4D and Mobile GIS; geo-services; geographical and environmental databases; database support for cooperative planning of 3D city and infrastructure models; integration of BIM and GIS, Geosensor Networks
Flexible tools such as professional WebGIS and mobile GIS are the focus of ongoing and future research. They deal with geo-referenced information that is a central part of citizen participation processes concerning cadastre, land use, or city and infrastructure planning, and other fields. Today, geo-data is omnipresent and the availability of geo-data plays a key role in the development of geo-data infrastructures (GDI). GDIs are often based on geo-databases such as PostGIS® or Oracle Spatial®. On the client side, we see conventional complex Geographic Information Systems, but also more and more dynamic components such as WebGIS and mobile GIS.
GIS components are indispensable to disseminate spatial and spatial information to citizens, researchers, public administrations, and companies just-in-time. WebGIS and geo-web-services take such tasks onto a new level and will find their way into future information systems. They are flexible and dynamic and due to the use of well-known standards, single components often remain replaceable. New system architectures for WebGIS will support data and system interoperability.
Mobile GIS change the requirements and way of big geospatial data acquisition, mobile data management, visualization, and data analysis on-site. Obviously, standardized data workflows from the data acquisition on the mobile device to the management and further processing of the data will simplify the world-wide geo-data acquisition and availability needed by citizens, public administrations, data vendors and professional users. It is likely that the mobile GIS of the future will support different mobile devices such as tablets, smart phones, and other future devices that we may not yet think about today. Finally, real-time GIS and mobile GIS may amalgamate into one distributed system architecture.
This Special Issue is dedicated to giving an overview of Web and Mobile GIS research as well as to explore future trends of concepts, methods, implementations, validations, and applications. We call for original papers from researchers around the world that focus on one or more of the topics introduced above including citizen participation processes. The description of concepts, implementations, validations and applications for WebGIS—e.g., to support geo-web-services, WebGIS standards, distributed GIS or dynamic WebGIS—are welcome. Furthermore, new research on themes such as concepts for mobile data acquisition, generic mobile GIS data workflows, interoperability for mobile GIS, security for mobile GIS, and SmartGIS will be appreciated.
Prof. Dr. Martin Breunig
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- Geo-Web- and location-based services
- WebGIS Standards
- distributed GIS
- dynamic WebGIS
- citizen participation
- mobile GIS data workflow
- mobile 3D GIS
- security for mobile GIS