Technology Based On Distributed GIS Tools: An Approach For Sustainable Planning
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V. Ferrara & C. M. Ottavi
An information system such as GIS is the main instrument supporting decisions about complex problems in sustainable development, where geographic, orographic, rural growth, geological, geo-social, etc. data make up recurrent and important elements of planning. Many problems and territorial activities have spread characteristics, so that both analysis and management/control systems should hold in account this distinctive feature by specific design oriented to distributed objects and functions. In order to put in evidence these spread characteristics, we will introduce one example of data measures and links for application in the fields: farm activity support, natural park management and control. In particular we will focus on two systems: the remote multi-detection device and GIS. Collection of sequential data, spread on the territory, determines important choices on: structure of detection device, data transmission, links, communication channels, communication protocols, data consistency, pre/post-elaboration of data, etc. Distributed architecture of Terrapack32M GIS includes: special tools, communication server module and radio-control interfaced by different layers (DCOM, JAVA, .NET). Interoperability extended to linked applications and, in our case study, improved stages of: remote connection, update data servers and data correlations. Keywords: Geographic Information System, Territorial Information System, sustainable planning, development, interoperability. 1 Introduction Sustainable planning involves many different areas: social sciences, economics, statistics, environmental science, technological development, industry impact,
Geographic Information System, Territorial Information System, sustainable planning, development, interoperability.