Design and development of personal GeoServices for universities

Andrea Ballatore, Thoa Pham, Junjun Yin, Linh Truong-Hong, James D. Carswell

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Abstract

Personal GeoServices are emerging as an interaction paradigm linking users to information rich environments like a university campus or to Big Data sources like the Internet of Things by delivering spatially intelligent web-services. OpenStreetMap (OSM) constitutes a valuable source of spatial base-data that can be extracted, integrated, and utilised with such heterogeneous data sources for free. In this paper, we present a Personal GeoServices application built on OSM spatial data and university-specific business data for staff, faculty, and students. While generic products such as Google Maps and Google Earth enable basic forms of spatial exploration, the domain of a university campus presents specific business information needs, such as “What classes are scheduled in that room over there?” and “How can I get to Prof. Murray’s office from here?” Within the framework of the StratAG project (www.StratAG.ie), an eCampus Demonstrator was developed for the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) to assist university users in exploring and analysing their surroundings within a detailed data environment. This work describes this system in detail, discussing the usage of OSM vector data, and providing insights for developers of spatial information systems for personalised visual exploration of an area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInformation Fusion and Geographic Information Systems (IFandGIS 2015) - 7th International Workshop on Information Fusion and GeographicInformation Systems
Subtitle of host publicationDeep Virtualization for Mobile GIS, IFandGIS 2015
EditorsVasily Popovich, Kyrill Korolenko, Jerome Gensel, Christophe Claramunt, Manfred Schrenk
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages3-26
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9783319166667
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event7th International Workshop on Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems: Deep Virtualization for Mobile GIS, IFandGIS 2015 - Grenoble, France
Duration: May 18 2015May 20 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography
Volume216
ISSN (Print)1863-2351

Conference

Conference7th International Workshop on Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems: Deep Virtualization for Mobile GIS, IFandGIS 2015
CountryFrance
CityGrenoble
Period5/18/155/20/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computers in Earth Sciences

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    Ballatore, A., Pham, T., Yin, J., Truong-Hong, L., & Carswell, J. D. (2015). Design and development of personal GeoServices for universities. In V. Popovich, K. Korolenko, J. Gensel, C. Claramunt, & M. Schrenk (Eds.), Information Fusion and Geographic Information Systems (IFandGIS 2015) - 7th International Workshop on Information Fusion and GeographicInformation Systems: Deep Virtualization for Mobile GIS, IFandGIS 2015 (pp. 3-26). (Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography; Vol. 216). Kluwer Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16667-4_1