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Developing efficient web-based GIS applications

Adnan, M.; Singleton, A.; Longley, P.; (2010) Developing efficient web-based GIS applications. (CASA Working Papers 153). Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (UCL): London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

There is an increase in the number of web-based GIS applications over the recent years. This paper describes different mapping technologies, database standards, and web application development standards that are relevant to the development of web-based GIS applications. Different mapping technologies for displaying geo-referenced data are available and can be used in different situations. This paper also explains why Oracle is the system of choice for geospatial applications that need to handle large amounts of data. Wireframing and design patterns have been shown to be useful in making GIS web applications efficient, scalable and usable, and should be an important part of every web-based GIS application. A range of different development technologies are available, and their use in different operating environments has been discussed here in some detail.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: Developing efficient web-based GIS applications
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/publications/workingPape...
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Geography
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/19247
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