Building web services for public sector information and the geospatial web

Pullar, David V., Torpie, David and Barker, Tim (2011). Building web services for public sector information and the geospatial web. In Songnian Li, Suzana Dragicevic and Bert Veenendaal (Ed.), Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications (pp. 109-118) London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Group.

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Author Pullar, David V.
Torpie, David
Barker, Tim
Title of chapter Building web services for public sector information and the geospatial web
Title of book Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis Group
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 9780415804837
9780203805664
Editor Songnian Li
Suzana Dragicevic
Bert Veenendaal
Chapter number 7
Start page 109
End page 118
Total pages 10
Total chapters 21
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The use of commercial geobrowsers, such as Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth, has dominated developments of geospatial web services. This popularity is driven by the capabilities to provide continuous visualization of the Earth’s surface for searching and viewing information. This is also an important requirement for disseminating public sector information; but governments have been slow to take advantage of geobrowser technology as they face technical and information ownership issues. We identify requirements to support web mapping of public sector information, these include: i) scaled geography over a variety of levels from local to global scales, and ii) efficient data processing for information retrieval within a client-server computer architecture. Through a prototype application we also explore the use of a mapping paradigm for accessing information and provision of government services. The chapter collects requirements from a state government agency to provide information for gambling licenses and related support services. A geo-enabled web application is developed for these requirements and we discuss issues for integrating services with geobrowsing technology.
Keyword Spatial Infrastructures
Spatial web services
Mapping
Information Systems
Interoperability
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

 
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