Mobile-Agent Based Distributed Web GIS

  • Jihong Guan
  • Shuigeng Zhou
  • Aoying Zhou
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2172)


The widespread use of World Wide Web and the diversity of Geographic Information Systems (GISs) have led to an increasing amount of research on integrating a variety of heterogeneous and autonomous GISs into a cooperative environment to construct a new generation of GISs featuring in open architecture, distributed computing capability, interoperability and extensibility. This paper presents the ongoing research project MADGIS, i.e., Mobile Agent based Distributed Geographic Information System, which aims at integrating distributed Web GIS applications by using mobile agent technologies. The architecture of MADGIS, especially, the structure of client site, server site and mobile agent in MADGIS are described. Key techniques for MADGIS implementation, which include mobile agent building and distributed query processing, are explored. A prototype is established to demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach.


Query Processing Mobile Agent Geographic Information System Structure Query Language Query Plan 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jihong Guan
    • 1
  • Shuigeng Zhou
    • 2
  • Aoying Zhou
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.Statel Key Lab of Software EngineeringWuhan UniversityWuhanChina
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer Science & EngineeringFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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