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Spatial multi-agent system and its applications
Author(s): Yingwei Luo; Xiaolin Wang; Zhuoqun Xu
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Paper Abstract

Agent technology is applied into constructing distributed GIS. A distributed GIS-oriented multi-agent system named as Geo-Agents is designed and implemented. Firstly, the classification, structure and features of agent in distributed GIS are analyzed. There are four types of GIS Agent: system management agent, GIS function agent, interface agent and GUServer. Every GIS Agent is a synthetic entity that consists of control subsystem, functional subsystem, communication subsystem, human-computer interface and data resource, and every GIS Agent is determinate, independent, autonomous, interactive and initiative. Secondly, a message mechanism is used to provide communication and coordination between GIS Agents, and a set of Geo-Agents message types are designed according to the properties of GIS and Agent. After that, the architecture and network distributed model of Geo-Agents are proposed. At last, two sample uses of Geo-Agents are explored: agent-based spatial information navigation and spatial decision-support system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5444, Fourth International Conference on Virtual Reality and Its Applications in Industry, (19 March 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.561137
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Yingwei Luo, Peking Univ. (China)
Xiaolin Wang, Peking Univ. (China)
Zhuoqun Xu, Peking Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5444:
Fourth International Conference on Virtual Reality and Its Applications in Industry
Jizhou Sun; Zhigeng Pan, Editor(s)

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