Web-based information exploration of Sensor Web using the HTML5/X3D integration model

posted Nov 20, 2012, 8:22 PM by Byounghyun Yoo   [ updated Apr 5, 2015, 6:09 PM ]
Byounghyun Yoo*IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet, Madrid, Spain, October 18-21, 2012. 
(*Best paper award winner

Abstract: We investigate how the visualization of sensor resources on a 3D Web-based globe organized by level-of-detail can enhance search and exploration of information by easing the formulation of geospatial queries against the metadata of sensor systems. Our case study provides an approach inspired by geographical mashups in which freely-available functionality and data are flexibly combined. We use PostgreSQL, PostGIS, PHP, X3D-Earth and X3DOM to allow the Web3D standard and its geospatial component to be used for visual exploration and level-of-detail control of a dynamic scene. The proposed approach facilitates the dynamic exploration of the Sensor Web and allows the user to seamlessly focus in on a particular sensor system from a set of registered sensor networks deployed across the globe. We present a prototype metadata exploration system featuring levels-of-detail for a multi-scaled Sensor Web and use it to visually explore sensor data of weather stations.

Keywords: Web3D, Extensible 3D (X3D) Graphics, Sensor Web, X3DOM, HTML5

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