Web-based Spatial Data Visualization and Analysis Using the New Web Standard
Qiu Shangming, Huang Haosheng
Available Online August 2015.
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- HTML5; WebGIS; spatial data visualization; spatial analysis.
- Compared to desktop geographic information systems (GIS), current WebGIS are still rather poor in terms of interface and functionality. Much of this discrepancy is due to the limitations of current web standard (HTML4). HTML5 is being developed as the new web standard to replace HTML4. It provides plugin-free graphic supports and enhanced functionality, which make it very promising for the future development of WebGIS. This article introduces three case studies to investigate whether HTML5 can work effectively in developing WebGIS. This is necessary as HTML5 is not designed primarily for geospatial domains. Results of the case studies show that HTML5 can help to develop cross-browser and highly interactive WebGIS with true vector graphic capabilities and enhanced functionality (e.g., spatial analysis).
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TY - CONF AU - Qiu Shangming AU - Huang Haosheng PY - 2015/08 DA - 2015/08 TI - Web-based Spatial Data Visualization and Analysis Using the New Web Standard PB - Atlantis Press SP - 255 EP - 258 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/cas-15.2015.61 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/cas-15.2015.61 ID - Shangming2015/08 ER -