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Simplified scheme of the free and open source geographic information software for the web. Adapted from.Steiniger and Hunter (2013).

Simplified scheme of the free and open source geographic information software for the web. Adapted from.Steiniger and Hunter (2013).

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OWGIS version 2.0 is an open source Java and JavaScript application that builds easily configurable Web GIS sites for desktop and mobile devices. This version of OWGIS generates mobile interfaces based on HTML5 technology and can be used to create mobile applications. The style of the generated websites is modified using COMPASS, a well known CSS A...

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... and Open Source Software (FOSS) that helps building Web GIS sites already exists. Fig. 1, adapted from Steiniger and Hunter (2013), shows the FOSS GIS software that is available to aid publishing geographic data on the web at any of the previously discussed steps. The software in the Desktop GIS category are programs that run on personal computers and are able to display, query, update, and analyze geographic data. Quantum ...
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... palettes is another feature available for ncWMS layers. OWGIS queries ncWMS servers, asking for available color palettes, and generates the proper web interface that allows the user to switch between these palettes. Fig. 10 shows an example of the web interface generated by OWGIS to select color ...
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... of HYCOM as an operational system; an instance of the ncWMS server to provide WMSs of the environmental model; an instance of GeoServer to provide 2D geospatial layers through the WMS and WFS standards; and an instance of OWGIS to generate a self-contained Web GIS user interface. These four modules interact with each other as shown in Fig. ...
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... environmental model the project uses, the architecture shown in Fig. 11 can be applied. If the environmental data is already available through an ncWMS server or other WMS compliant map server, the only module that is required to build a Web GIS site is the OWGIS module. The rest of the Section explains in detail how each of these four modules where implemented for the Deep-C MapViewer ...
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... titles, background layers, main layers and optional layers. As an example, the XML code on listing 2 shows how to By creating these two simple configuration files, OWGIS builds a Web GIS site with all the required functionality to visualize the oceanographic variables: color palettes, depth selection, animations, multiple language menus, etc. Fig. 12 shows the interface of the Deep-C MapViewer project when ocean velocity for the 14th of January, 2014 is ...

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... With interferences of other timepoints excluded, dynamic visualization can contain more information on each timepoint, making it possible to handle more complex spatiotemporal data. Many GIS capable of handling spatiotemporal data support dynamic visualization using animations [9,19,20]. However, there are still some limitations of them. ...
... A possible way for dynamic visualization is to let static GIS cover server-side rendered animation formatted images, like GIF, or videos, on the map. This is adopted by some GIS application [19]. It is simple but lacks flexibility in some cases, for example, setting conditions to only display interested elements, or changing style to distinguish the content from others. ...
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Compared with static spatial data, spatiotemporal data can better represent dynamic real-world phenomena. Many models and temporal GIS applications have been proposed to process, manage and analyze spatiotemporal data. However, most of these works mainly focus on static representation and storage in database and lack enough support for dynamic visualization. Furthermore, most spatiotemporal data models are usually specially designed for specific problems, making it difficult for interdisciplinary data integration. In this paper, we propose a model-driven approach for dynamically visualizing spatiotemporal data in animation, with a property-pluggable model and a modular web-based GIS. Demonstration on 2 real-world datasets shows that our method can integrate multi-source heterogeneous data, while keeping simple, pluggable structure for future customization and extension.
... The SIGSPATIAL community has done some work on automatic generation of road networks from GPS traces (see e.g., [10,13]), which addresses one specific type of geovisualization (i.e., network), and might inform future approaches that automatically produce more complex geovisualizations (e.g., interactive maps and timelines). Zavala-Romero et al.'s work on generating web GIS without programming knowledge [44] is in line with the idea outlined here, but only implements a small subset of it (i.e., their tool automatically builds web GIS interfaces to visualize NetCDF data). Existing work on map labelling (e.g., [5,27]), or computing aggregation of large point datasets [6] is also relevant in this context. ...
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Open government datasets (OGD) have been flooding the Web in recent years. Geovisualisations are the natural way of making sense of them, and have been gradually coming out. However, one key problem is the lack of flexibility of these visualizations, which severely limits their re-use in new scenarios. This article therefore proposes to increase the intelligence of existing geovisualisations by incorporating five features, to make better use of OGD: (i) automatic geographic data type recognition, (ii) generation of geovisualisation designs, (iii) monitoring of users' understanding of geographic facts, (iv) self-optimization, and (v) user activity recognition. In addition to benefiting users of OGD, realizing these features presents rich scientific challenges and opportunities for Geovisualization research, the OGD landscape (and beyond).
... A field survey assisting system was developed in [13]. OWGIS version 2.0 is a Java and JavaScript application that builds easily configurable Web GIS sites [26]. This OWGIS generates mobile interfaces based on HTML5 technology, and can be used to create mobile applications. ...
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Participatory sensing is the process in which individuals or communities collect and analyze systematic data using mobile phones and cloud services. To efficiently develop participatory sensing services, some server-side technologies have been proposed. Although they provide a good platform for participatory sensing, they are not optimized for spatial data management and processing. For the purpose of spatial data collection and management, many web GIS approaches have been studied. However, they still have not focused on the optimal framework for participatory sensing services. This paper presents a web GIS framework for participatory sensing service (FPSS). The proposed FPSS enables an integrated deployment of spatial data capture, storage, and data management functions. In various types of participatory sensing experiments, users can collect and manage spatial data in a unified manner. This feature is realized by the optimized system architecture and use case based on the general requirements for participatory sensing. We developed an open source GIS-based implementation of the proposed framework, which can overcome financial difficulties that are one of the major problems of deploying sensing experiments. We confirmed with the prototype that participatory sensing experiments can be performed efficiently with the proposed FPSS.