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Tile-Based Geospatial Information Systems

By (author) Elias Ioup, John T. Sample
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc., New York, NY, United States
Published: 2nd Nov 2010
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm d 16mm
Weight: 532g
ISBN-10: 1441976302
ISBN-13: 9781441976307
Barcode No: 9781441976307
Tile-based mapping systems have grown to become the dominant form of mapping system with the rise of Web-based mapping tools. The origin of this book is a desire to collect all our discoveries, techniques, and best practices for creating a til- mapping system into one combined volume. The intent of this text is to provide a comprehensive guide to the theory behind creating a tiled-map system as well as a practical guide to create a concrete implementation. Stennis Space Center, MS John Sample May 2010 Elias Ioup vii Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the Naval Research Laboratory's Base Program, program element number 0602435N, for sponsoring this research. Additionally, the following people provided technical assistance without which this book would not have been possible: Perry Beason, Frank McCreedy, Norm Schoenhardt, Brett Hode, Bruce Lin, Annie Holladay, Juliette Ioup, and Hillary Mesick. ix Contents 1 Introduction ...1 1. 1 Background of Web-Based Mapping Applications ...1 1. 2 Properties of tile-based mapping systems ...2 1. 3 Book Organization ...2 2 Logical Tile Schemes ...5 2. 1 Introduction ...5 2. 2 Global Logical Tile Scheme ...7 2. 3 Blue Marble Example ...10 2. 4 Mercator-Based Schema ...11 2. 5 Variable Start Tile Schemes ...12 2. 6 Standardized Schema ...15 References ...15 3 Tiled Mapping Clients ...17 3. 1 Tile Calculation ...17 3. 1. 1 Discrete Map Scales ...18 3. 1. 2 Continuous Map Scales ...20 3. 2 Tile Retrieval ...22 3. 2. 1 Local Tile Storage ...

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From the reviews: "This book will be of interest primarily to practitioners: developers and designers of software systems that need map or imagery graphics. ... The material is clearly presented and easy to understand, and includes pointers to how different commercial and open-source systems or technologies available today ... . All in all, this book is a decent introduction to problems and solution techniques in the limited domain of tile-based services for geospatial information." (R. M. Malyankar, ACM Computing Reviews, September, 2011)