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    Using OpenStreetMap to deliver location-based environmental information in Ireland

    Ciepłuch, Błażej and Mooney, Peter and Jacob, Ricky and Winstanley, Adam C. (2009) Using OpenStreetMap to deliver location-based environmental information in Ireland. In: 17th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems , Seattle.

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    This paper outlines research work-in-progress on delivery of location-based services for environmental information in Ireland. A prototype web map service (WMS) is developed to deliver map-based environmental information using a specially customised version of the OpenStreetMap database. This WMS must deliver a location-based information package to the user: maps of the area that the user is viewing, key state-of-the-environment indicator information for that geographical area, and links to where the actual data and further environmental information can be obtained. This information package must be presented in a way that best matches the environmental preferences of the user. These preferences are derived from a set of 'user profiles' of potential users of the WMS. Software tools developed during this work to derive geospatial products from the OpenStreetMap database are described and some of our observations of working with OpenStreetMap are discussed. The paper closes with the likely directions for the continuation of this research.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
    Keywords: OpenStreetMap; environmental; metadata; tagging;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 2482
    Depositing User: Błażej Ciepłuch
    Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 09:57
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Environmental Protection Agency
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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