A Distributed GIS for Managing Shanghai Landscape Resources

Yue Zhu, Chaowei Yang, David W. Wong, Menas Kafatos
2005 Annals of GIS  
Given the decentralized computing environment for managing landscape resources in Shanghai, China, this paper introduces a Distributed GIS application to support a more efficient and effective approach for resource management. Four critical computing issues related to such a Distributed GIS are addressed: (1) large image management, (2) time dimension management, (3) network communication of geospatial information within the computer network, and (4) spatial data access through a spatial data
more » ... gine. This paper suggests possible solutions to these four issues and illustrates how general landscape management functions are implemented through a Distributed GIS. This paper also offers some insights on the design and development of a Distributed GIS.
doi:10.1080/10824000509480598 fatcat:xpxnjv4xp5hnxfctlsdi6ok5o4