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Lecture11Dec2011

Lecture11Dec2011 - 2011 and 2025 The Future of GIS...

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1 The Future of GIS The Future of GIS 2011 and 2025 What is the state of geospatial computing today? What are the issues today? Unresolved problems What will geospatial computing be like in 2025? What issues will be of concern then? Computing issues in 2011 Building the cyberinfrastructure The digital divide The “where” of computing User interfaces and Web 2.0/3.0 Who owns software? Too much data Geographic information technology in 2011 Countering industry trends, LBS Positioning systems commonplace Geobrowser era, and VGI Mobile GIS New generation of earth imaging (e.g. webcams) Interoperability and standards
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2 What will the issues be in 2025? Cyberinfrastructure aka Grid computing NSF Vision for next era of computing integrated suite of computational engines, mass storage, networks, digital libraries and databases, sensors, software and services ” (NSF, 2003). Can include human users and the user interface NSF (2003) Revolutionizing Science and Engineering Through Cyberinfrastructure: Report of the National Science Foundation Blue- Ribbon Advisory Panel on Cyberinfrastructure : Atkins report. Computing on the grid • Services available on demand • Independence of source •“The computer is the network” • Cloud computing •Virtual organizations Geospatial elements of the GRID: Sensor webs
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