iSERVO: Implementing the International Solid Earth Research Virtual Observatory by Integrating Computational Grid and Geographical Information Web Services

Abstract—We describe the goals and initial implementation of the International Solid Earth Virtual Observatory (iSERVO). This system is built using a Web Services approach to Grid computing infrastructure and is accessed via a component-based Web portal user interface. We describe our implementations of services used by this system, including Geographical Information System (GIS)-based data grid … Read more iSERVO: Implementing the International Solid Earth Research Virtual Observatory by Integrating Computational Grid and Geographical Information Web Services

A Distributed Map Animation Framework for Spatiotemporal Datasets

Maps are an excellent way to present data that have spatial components. However, when the data being presented vary over time, a simple two-dimensional map ignores an important feature of the data. An animated map that shows a series of two-dimensional maps at successive points in time allows one to add a time dimension to … Read more A Distributed Map Animation Framework for Spatiotemporal Datasets

An automated technique to determine spatio-temporal changes in satellite island images with vectorization and spatial queries

Abstract. For spatio-temporal and topologic analyses, vectorial information (car- rying coordinate values defined as point sets) gives better information than its raster (grid of pixels) counterpart. The study presented in this paper is based on (i) recogni- tion and extraction of an island object in a set of digital images captured by LandSat-7 satellite and … Read more An automated technique to determine spatio-temporal changes in satellite island images with vectorization and spatial queries

Developing a Web Service-Compatible Map Server for Geophysical Applications

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) defines a number of standards (both for data models and for online services) that have been widely adopted in the Geographical Information System (GIS) community. In this paper we will describe our group’s efforts to implement GIS services according to OGC standard specifications in accordance with the Web Services approach. … Read more Developing a Web Service-Compatible Map Server for Geophysical Applications