IV. ECOMONITORING DEVELOPMENT OF A WEB GEOPORTAL FOR THE WATERSHED OF YANTRA RIVER THROUGH OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
The advance in the web mapping technologies enabled the generation and use of vast amount of spatial data. First and foremost, challenge is the extraction of appropriate information from the excessive data overload. In this respect the needs of web-based GIS applications for fast and easy dissemination, display and sharing of spatial information are constantly growing. The work investigates some geovisualization techniques for user friendly data representation. A framework containing different
... ntaining different data types is elaborated related to the utilization of spatial datasets for Yantra River Basin area. The prototype is developed to serve as a data-viewer for various users. The goal is to provide a comprehensive visualization tool for gaining better understanding from the available spatial data for the case study area. The application enables users to view, natural resources information for specific needs. The approach integrates only open source technologies for the development of the web-based GIS applications and tools serving to disseminate the data through the web. Flexibility, extensibility and interoperability of the open source software proves the necessity and benefits of the open source solutions within multi-aspect environments.