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Serving global datasets over the Internet: The ICEDS1 project

Giovando, C; Gil, N; Morley, J; Muller, JP; (2005) Serving global datasets over the Internet: The ICEDS1 project. In:

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Existing imagery data acquired by Earth Observation (EO) sensors play an important role as a frequently updated source of data and information for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for different applications and types of analysis. The availability of this data, not only in terms of its transfer but also in its format, is however an important factor to bear in mind. Concerning transport, an easy and global means of dissemination, such as the Internet, is the best, easiest and swiftest way of providing and disseminating data. As far as the format is concerned, and introducing the concept of interoperability, a universal format would be the wisest choice. This means that everyone and every processing or displaying system could easily display and acquire these data, presenting no obstacles in its further distribution. Unfortunately, the above mentioned ideal solution is still not an absolute reality. Several organisations and a dynamic user-community are working together in order to achieve a stage where no barriers exist to the interchanging and processing of geographic information. This project comes in this context and gives a contribution towards facilitating EO data availability and processing, through the implementation of a World Wide Web GIS prototype based on Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and International Organization for Standardization(ISO) specifications.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Serving global datasets over the Internet: The ICEDS1 project
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/96834
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