Connecting People, Data and Resources

Brodlie, Ken and Blechschmied, H. and Fairbairn, David and Kemp, Zarine P. and Schroeder, Michael (2005) Connecting People, Data and Resources. In: Dykes, Jason and MacEachren, Alan M. and Kraak, Menno-Jan, eds. Exploring Geovisualization. Pergamon. ISBN 978-0080445311. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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This chapter illustrates how challenging problems in geovisualization may be solved by harnessing activities on a distributed scale: bringing a range of people, a range of data and a range of resources to bear on the problem. The discussion is framed around a scenario of environmental crisis management - a flood emergency - which is typical of the challenges that only a distributed approach can solve in an effective and timely manner. We discuss some of the tools and technologies already available to meet the needs of this scenario, and some of the obstacles that remain to be overcome. We finish by reviewing the scenario against the recent Research Agenda of the ICA Commission on Visualization and Virtual Environments.

Item Type: Book section
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Uncontrolled keywords: Geovisualization, distributed computing, CSCW, collaborative visualization, Grid computing, environmental crisis management, ontologies, Semantic web
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:01
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2014 08:15
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