Spatial Information Grid (SIG) is an infrastructure that integrates and shares distributed, heterogeneous and large amounts
of spatial information resources, organizes and processes them systematically, and provides capabilities of serve-on-demand
for users. Aiming at the challenges and requirements in spatial information application area, the idea of applying multi-agent
technology to SIG ... [Show full abstract] research is proposed in consideration of the characteristics of SIG. First, the necessity and feasibility
are analyzed. On the basis of the research work at home and abroad, SIG Multi-Agent Environment (SIGMAE) is proposed, including
the architecture and the agent structure. Then, the detailed application functionality of SIG multi-agent environment in SIG
is studied. At last, the benefits and challenges are concluded.