Mobile Geographic Information Systems

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Li, Y. and Brimicombe, A. 2012. Mobile Geographic Information Systems. in: Chen, Ruizhi (ed.) Ubiquitous Positioning and Mobile Location-Based Services in Smart Phones IGI Global. pp. 230-253
AuthorsLi, Y. and Brimicombe, A.
EditorsChen, Ruizhi
Abstract

This Chapter introduces the concept of Mobile Geographical Information Systems (Mobile GIS) as an evolution of conventional GIS to being available on wireless mobile devices such as smart phones. The evolution of the technology and its applications are charted in this Chapter. The main elements of Mobile GIS are then discussed. This focuses on: GIS servers; wireless mobile telecommunication networks; wireless mobile devices; location-awareness technology; and gateway services. This is followed by a discussion of the main features in terms of the services and usage of Mobile GIS: mobility; real-time connectivity; location-awareness; broadened usage. Mobile GIS are an important facilitating technology for Location-Based Services (LBS). A range of applications of Mobile GIS for smart phones are described. The Chapter closes with a discussion of the prospects and challenges for Mobile GIS. Challenges derive from four broad areas: limitations that derive from the technologies being used; areas of GIScience that still need to be adequately researched; users; and business models for a sustainable presence.

Book titleUbiquitous Positioning and Mobile Location-Based Services in Smart Phones
Page range230-253
Year2012
PublisherIGI Global
Publication dates
Print30 Jun 2012
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Deposited28 Sep 2015
Series Premier Reference Source
ISBN9781466618275
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1827-5.ch009
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