Concepts and Applications of Web GIS


Anuj Tiwari and Kamal Jain (Editors)
Geomatics Group, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India

Series: Computer Science, Technology and Applications
BISAC: COM014000

The evolution of open source Web GIS technology in integration with contemporary commercial solutions not only provides an immediate solution at every level of small and medium-sized industry, but has also attracted students/scholars from a diverse background (computer science, information technology, electronics, civil engineering, geography, geomatics, earth sciences, hydrology, etc.) who are interested in growing their careers in different government (ISRO, DRDO, NIC, State Disaster Mitigation Centers, State Remote Sensing Centers etc) and private organizations (ESRI, Hexagon, Wipro, TCS etc).

Concepts and Application of Web GIS emphasizes both the basic principles and practical application of Web GIS technology for estimating the developments and advances about the use of both the commercial and open source Web GIS technology. It starts with describing the evolution of Web GIS technology, depicts its important uses/applications in conjunction with remote sensing & GIS. It then discusses the role of Web GIS technology in current smart city services and E-governance solutions, and guides new developers to establish a complete Web GIS solution for their respective problems. Overall, this book is a comprehensive solution for the academic, commercial and planning communities, which fills a long felt gap in the field of geoinformatics and the Web GIS community. The chapters are written by active researchers and are presented in an accessible way to the public beyond those who are specialists in the topics previously mentioned. Besides these topics, this book will prove as a valuable reference book for graduation as well as post-graduation students to cover the syllabi related to technologies for GIS and Web GIS studies.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Evolution and Emerging Trends of Web GIS with a Special Emphasis on Assets Management and Navigation Services for the Indian Railway
Mohd Shoab, Anuj Tiwari, Derek Wu, and Frank Benedix

Chapter 2. The Application of OpenLayers on Web GIS for Spatio-Temporal Data Publishing
S. K. Chandniha, M. K. Goel, and D. S. Rathore, M. Arora, and Reema Gupta

Chapter 3. An ESRI Story Map for a Customized Tourist Information System: A Case Study of Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Anuj Tiwari, Anshu Chitkara, and Kamal Jain

Chapter 4. An Open Source GIS Platform for National Level Administration and Planning: A Case Study with Road Networks and Cadastral Maps
Ganesh Khadanga

Chapter 5. E-Governance and Web GIS
Ravi Sharma and Surendra Kumar Sharma

Chapter 6. The Utilization of Web GIS to Enhance Rapid Digitization of the Urban Infrastructure of Northeastern Indian Cities: A Case of Kakching, India
V. Naorem, I.A.W.Hutama, and N.Eric

Chapter 7. Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping and Representation Using the ESRI Web AppBuilder for the Alaknanda River Basin
Anuj Tiwari, Arun Vilas Kale, Gazi Rahaman, and Ishita Bhatnagar

Chapter 8. Web GIS Server Performance Benchmarking for Quality of Services
Anuj Tiwari, Akshay Pandey, and Kamal Jain

Chapter 9. ISRO’s Bhuvan-Gateway to Indian Earth Observation
Mayank Sharma, Anuj Tiwari, and Farhad Alam

Chapter 10. Web GIS for Water Resource Management: Paramount Practices for the Depiction and Dissemination of Spatial and Non-Spatial Data
Suman Gurjar

Chapter 11. Web GIS for Monitoring Climate Change
Ankur Dixit and Sandeep Shukla

Chapter 12. A Review of State of the Art Web GIS for Lunar Exploration
Raghavendra Bhalerao

Chapter 13. Tweets to Map: A Framework for Analysing Textual Tweets into Geospatial Maps
Lalitha Davanam, Anuj Tiwari, and Kamal Jain

Chapter 14. A 3D Web GIS Enabled Campus Information System for DAVV, Indore, India
Anuj Tiwari, Abhilasha Dixit, and Kamal Jain

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