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Online GIS and spatial metadata

Author: David R Green; Terry R J Bossomaier
Publisher: London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The WWW presents many new and exciting opportunities for GIS as well as numerous technical, practical and organisational challenges. This book covers the principles, standards and techniques for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Geographic information systems
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David R Green; Terry R J Bossomaier
ISBN: 0748409548 9780748409549
OCLC Number: 47208571
Description: viii, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Perspectives on global data --
Geographic Information Systems --
A brief primer on the nature of GIS --
The rise of the Internet --
Advantages of distributed information systems --
Examples of distributed information --
GIS and the Internet --
The advantages of online GIS --
Issues arising in the new medium --
Some examples of online GIS --
Large-scale spatial data collection projects --
Differences between stand-alone and online GIS --
Options for implementing online GIS --
Server-side GIS operations --
Web servers --
Server processing --
Online map building --
The use of high-level scripting languages --
Implementing geographic queries --
Client-side GIS operations --
Image maps --
Use of Javascript in client side operations --
The use of Java applets --
Introduction to markup --
Markup languages --
XML: structural ideas --
The Document Type Definition --
XML namespaces --
XML schema --
XQL: the XML query language --
Where to find DTDs and other specifications --
The future --
Information networks --
What is an information network? --
What can information networks do? --
The organisation of information networks --
Issues associated with information networks --
Information networks in practice --
Distributed objects and OpenGIS --
The standards organisations --
Online objects and their metadata: CORBA --
The geographic markup language --
Metadata on the Web --
The Dublin Core --
PICS: platform for Internet content selection --
The Resource Description Framework --
Metadata standards --
Australasian standards.
Other Titles: Online geographic information systems and spatial metadata
Responsibility: David Green & Terry Bossomaier.
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