Spatial Data on the Web

Modeling and Management

  • Alberto Belussi
  • Barbara Catania
  • Eliseo Clementini
  • Elena Ferrari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Spatial Data on the Web: Issues and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
    2. Alberto Belussi, Barbara Catania, Eliseo Clementini, Elena Ferrari
      Pages 1-12
  3. Models for Representing Spatial Semistructured, Multiresolution, and Multiscale Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Carlo Combi, Sara Migliorini, Barbara Oliboni, Alberto Belussi
      Pages 15-41
    3. Emanuele Danovaro, Leila De Floriani, Enrico Puppo, Hanan Samet
      Pages 43-63
  4. Integration of Spatial Data Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Matt Duckham, Mike Worboys
      Pages 109-132
    3. Omar Boucelma, Mehdi Essid, Yassine Lassoued
      Pages 133-157
    4. Paola Podestà, Barbara Catania, Alberto Belussi
      Pages 159-186
  5. Spatial Data Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Maria Luisa Damiani, Elisa Bertino
      Pages 189-214
    3. Maria Calagna, Luigi V. Mancini
      Pages 235-258
  6. Innovative Applications for Mobile Devices

    1. Front Matter
    2. Alminas Čivilis, Christian S. Jensen, Stardas Pakalnis
      Pages 285-309
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 311-313

About this book


Spatial data is essential in a wide range of application domains today. While geographical applications remain the key target area, spatial properties are required in other contexts such as computer-aided design, robotics and image processing. Associated with these is the constantly growing number of distributed processing architectures, based on, for example, grid systems, sensor data networks, and personalized smart devices.

Spatial Data on the Web links these two research streams, focusing on the modeling and management of spatial data in distributed systems. Belussi and his coeditors have structured the contributions from internationally renowned researchers into four parts. Part I presents models for representing semistructured, multiresolution and multiscale data; Part II deals with the integration of spatial data sources; Part III describes approaches to spatial data protection; and, finally, Part IV reports innovative applications for mobile devices. The book offers researchers in academia and industry an excellent overview of the state of the art in modeling and management of spatial data in distributed environments, while it may also be the basis of specialized courses on Web-based geographical information systems.


Protection data integration data modeling data protection digital elevation model distributed data distributed systems geographic data geographical data geographical information systems geospatial image processing moving objects data bases spatial data

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Belussi
    • 1
  • Barbara Catania
    • 2
  • Eliseo Clementini
    • 3
  • Elena Ferrari
    • 4
  1. 1.University of VeronaDepartment of Computer ScienceStrada Le Grazie 15Italy
  2. 2.University of GenovaDepartment of Computer and Information SciencesVia Dodecaneso 35Italy
  3. 3.University of L’AquilaDepartment of Electrical EngineeringMonteluco di RoioItaly
  4. 4.University of InsubriaVia Mazzini 5Italy

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