Adopting Software Agents for Internet Mapping and Distributed GIServices
Track: New Technology and Technology Integration
Author(s): Ming-Hsiang Tsou
Current Internet-based GIService solutions are monolithic and platform-centric. In addition, as data file size continues to increase, the time required to download GIS data for clientside processing impedes modeling, environmental monitoring, and spatial decision support. This paper introduces a software agent-based communication mechanism to facilitate the dynamic integration of geospatial data, GIS programs, and modeling procedures in distributed network environments. The goal of software agents is to reduce user work and information overload. In a distributed GIService environment, software agents can help users access distributed data objects and GIS components on heterogeneous GIS platforms by interpreting, filtering, and converting information automatically.
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