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Facilitating the Design/Evaluation Process of Web-Based Geographic Applications: A Case Study with WINDMash

  • The Nhan LuongEmail author
  • Christophe Marquesuzaà
  • Patrick Etcheverry
  • Thierry Nodenot
  • Sébastien Laborie
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9446)

Abstract

Web-based geographic applications are continuously evolving and are becoming increasingly widespread. Actually, many Web-based geographic applications have been developed in various domains, such as tourism, education, surveillance and military. However, designing these applications is still a cumbersome task because it requires multiple and high-level technical skills related not only to recent Web technologies but also to technologies dedicated to geographic information systems (GIS). For instance, it requires several components (e.g. maps, multimedia contents, indexing services, databases) that have to be assembled together. Hence, developers have to deal with different technologies and application behaviour models. In order to take the designers out of this complexity and thus facilitate the design/evaluation of Web-based geographic applications, we propose a framework that focuses on both designers’ creativity and model executability. This framework has been implemented in a prototype named WINDMash, a Web mashup environment that designers can use both to create and to assess interactive Web-based applications that handle geographical information.

Keywords

Web application generation Geographical data Authoring tool Mashups Short lifecycle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • The Nhan Luong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christophe Marquesuzaà
    • 2
  • Patrick Etcheverry
    • 2
  • Thierry Nodenot
    • 2
  • Sébastien Laborie
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer Science and EngineeringHo Chi Minh City University of TechnologyHo Chi Minh CityVietnam
  2. 2.Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Laboratoire d’informatiqueAngletFrance

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