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CampusGIS of the University of Cologne: a tool for orientation, navigation, and management
Author(s): U. Baaser; M. L. Gnyp; S. Hennig; D. Hoffmeister; N. Köhn; R. Laudien; G. Bareth
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Paper Abstract

The working group for GIS and Remote Sensing at the Department of Geography at the University of Cologne has established a WebGIS called CampusGIS of the University of Cologne. The overall task of the CampusGIS is the connection of several existing databases at the University of Cologne with spatial data. These existing databases comprise data about staff, buildings, rooms, lectures, and general infrastructure like bus stops etc. These information were yet not linked to their spatial relation. Therefore, a GIS-based method is developed to link all the different databases to spatial entities. Due to the philosophy of the CampusGIS, an online-GUI is programmed which enables users to search for staff, buildings, or institutions. The query results are linked to the GIS database which allows the visualization of the spatial location of the searched entity. This system was established in 2005 and is operational since early 2006. In this contribution, the focus is on further developments. First results of (i) including routing services in, (ii) programming GUIs for mobile devices for, and (iii) including infrastructure management tools in the CampusGIS are presented. Consequently, the CampusGIS is not only available for spatial information retrieval and orientation. It also serves for on-campus navigation and administrative management.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6421, Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Technology, 64211L (28 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.713239
Show Author Affiliations
U. Baaser, Univ. of Cologne (Germany)
M. L. Gnyp, Univ. of Cologne (Germany)
S. Hennig, Univ. of Cologne (Germany)
D. Hoffmeister, Univ. of Cologne (Germany)
N. Köhn, Univ. of Cologne (Germany)
R. Laudien, Univ. of Cologne (Germany)
G. Bareth, Univ. of Cologne (Germany)

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

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