IMPORTANCE OF THE SPATIAL DATA AND THE SENSOR WEB IN THE UBIQUITOUS COMPUTING AREA


Akcit N., Tomur E., KARSLIOĞLU M. O.

2nd International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy), Paphos, CYPRUS, 7 - 10 April 2014, vol.9229 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9229
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2068832
  • City: Paphos
  • Country: CYPRUS
  • Keywords: spatial data, geospatial web, ubiquitous computing, sensor web, GIS, wireless sensor network

Abstract

Spatial data has become a critical issue in recent years. In the past years, nearly more than three quarters of databases, were related directly or indirectly to locations referring to physical features, which constitute the relevant aspects. Spatial data is necessary to identify or calculate the relationships between spatial objects when using spatial operators in programs or portals. Originally, calculations were conducted using Geographic Information System (GIS) programs on local computers. Subsequently, through the Internet, they formed a geospatial web, which is integrated into a discoverable collection of geographically related web standards and key features, and constitutes a global network of geospatial data that employs the World Wide Web to process textual data. In addition, the geospatial web is used to gather spatial data producers, resources, and users. Standards also constitute a critical dimension in further globalizing the idea of the geospatial web. The sensor web is an example of the real time service that the geospatial web can provide. Sensors around the world collect numerous types of data. The sensor web is a type of sensor network that is used for visualizing, calculating, and analyzing collected sensor data. Today, people use smart devices and systems more frequently because of the evolution of technology and have more than one mobile device.