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Web-services-based spatial decision support system to facilitate nuclear waste siting
Author(s): L. Xinglai Huang; Grant Sheng
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Paper Abstract

The availability of spatial web services enables data sharing among managers, decision and policy makers and other stakeholders in much simpler ways than before and subsequently has created completely new opportunities in the process of spatial decision making. Though generally designed for a certain problem domain, web-services-based spatial decision support systems (WSDSS) can provide a flexible problem-solving environment to explore the decision problem, understand and refine problem definition, and generate and evaluate multiple alternatives for decision. This paper presents a new framework for the development of a web-services-based spatial decision support system. The WSDSS is comprised of distributed web services that either have their own functions or provide different geospatial data and may reside in different computers and locations. WSDSS includes six key components, namely: database management system, catalog, analysis functions and models, GIS viewers and editors, report generators, and graphical user interfaces. In this study, the architecture of a web-services-based spatial decision support system to facilitate nuclear waste siting is described as an example. The theoretical, conceptual and methodological challenges and issues associated with developing web services-based spatial decision support system are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6421, Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Technology, 642115 (28 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.713141
Show Author Affiliations
L. Xinglai Huang, York Univ. (Canada)
Grant Sheng, York Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6421:
Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Technology
Huayi Wu; Qing Zhu, Editor(s)

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