From paper to the net: New technologies for publishing maps as web applications

Authors: Marcelo Rosensaft*, Geological Survey of Israel, Shmuel Hoyland, Geological Survey of Israel
Topics: Geographic Information Science and Systems
Keywords: GIS, Web Map, Web Application, Map portal
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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Web maps are now part of everyday life, from Google Earth to Waze we all rely on them. As far as using geological maps go there are still traditionalists who prefer paper but more and more geologists and geographers are going into the field with maps they have saved on their laptop or tablet. New technologies allow much more than the ability to glance over a digital image on a computer. Web applications now allow identification of features, processing and filtering of data, image enhancement and the ability to edit the master files on a server from the field via the web. These new features are destined to become the normal way of working with maps in the field and the ability to update maps instantaneously via the source files on a server has uses in data management whose potential has yet to be realized.
Our poster graphically depicts how data is stored on a server as a web map which is then published via the web as a web application with multiple functions enabling remote processing and editing using a standard web browser from any place where the internet is accessible.

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