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Internet mapping topics - II

3701.4 - The Internet-of-Things: The state-of-the-art Tool for Mapmakers

Monday, July 3
5:10 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Delaware A

Cartography, or art and science of mapmaking, is as old as humans imagination and it will stay with us for as long as we will need to create quantitative models of our reality.

Over the millennia the technology of mapmaking had not seen any major progress and many generations of cartographers were restricted to (or utilised) the same (limiting?) tools.
Only the advent of information technology allowed making maps more visually appealing by using the tool ubiquitously known as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Since the inception of a new IT concept, the Internet of Things (IoT), some researchers have commenced to look for ways to use this novel technology in the mapmaking process. The new realm has already inspired the International Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society (ISPRS) to form the working group IV/6, named “Internet of Things, Spatial Data Infrastructure and Spatial Decision Support”. In the current contribution we are reporting on the latest developments in the state-of-the-art application of the IoT in geosciences. We are focussing on data acquisition and dissemination of geospatial products, including maps. Also, in an attempt to identify potential trends in cartography that may draw on the IoT, we examine the fundamental components and processes of the IoT. We have identified a number of links that are most likely to be activated in applied cartography in the future.

Kazimierz Becek

Bulent Ecevit University

Kazimierz Becek received the M.Sc. from the Wroclaw University of Agriculture, Poland (1978), the Ph.D. and the D.Sc. (“Habilitation”) degree from the Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany (1987 and 2010). From 1989 to 1994, he was with the School of Surveying and Geospatial Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. In 1995, he was the Head of the cartography and data acquisition department of a publishing house in Australia. From 2003 to 2013, he was with the Department of Geography, University of Brunei Darussalam. He is currently with Bulent Ecevit University, Turkey and Wroclaw University of Science and Technology , Poland.


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Joanna Bac-Bronowicz

Wroclaw University of Science and Technology

Associate Professor Dr. Joanna Bac-Bronowicz is an academic worker in Wroclaw University of Technology, Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Geodesy and Geoinformatics Unit. For 26 years she worked at the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences.. Nowadays she deals with elaborating modeling and visualization of spatio-temporal data and for 15 years she has been constructing maps as a basis for GIS and thematic base for environment. She belonged to the group of people who founded Association of Polish Cartographers and from 1999 she has been a president of that association. She is an author over 150 published works.


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Gökhan Gürbüz

Research Assistant
Bulent Ecevit University

Gokhan Gurbuz, research assistant and a PhD student at the Bulent Ecevit University, Department of Geomatics Engineering, mainly engaged in the research of Satellite Geodesy and Cartography.


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Rex G. Cammack

Associate Professor
University of Nebraska Omaha

Dr. Cammack is currently the Co-Chair of the ICA Commission on Maps and the Internet and serves as the Geography Program Director at University of Nebraska Omaha. He as been and active member of the ICA, AAG and NACIS for 20 years. He primary research interest are in Web Mapping and Location Based Services.


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