Geospatial warning systems
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The GEOWARN Design > The New GEOWARN Multimedia Information System
The New GEOWARN Multimedia Information System
Fig. 40 The general scheme of the "Component-Based Framework
for Interactive Maps" client software architecture. Swiss Federal Institute
of Technology (ETHZ)
The new GEOWARN Multimedia Information System software was developed within
the GEOWARN project and is based on a "client-server" concept. A server
handles the distribution of data and functionalities, and the server side part
of the software has access to two complementary data models: the Digital Landscape
Model (DLM) and the Digital Cartographic Model (DCM).
The final software solution for the GEOWARN project is an internet-based cartographic multimedia software containing custom-programmed GIS tools implemented for volcanologic data analysis (maps, locations, and time series data). This provides a high-quality tool for analysis and monitoring.
Although GIS software packages represent the standard basis for data processing, several reasons were the driving force towards a multimedia internet application solution with GIS implemented tools:
1) the ability to offer a high quality cartographic representation of the entire
The GEOWARN software is based on a Java™ "bean" component concept,
where a "bean manager" can manipulate various "bean" applications.
As a result, the user-interface application is composed of a Map Viewer (SVG,
VMRL, ..) and the "bean" user-interface.
Fig. 41 Example of the functionality of the client application,
here in the case of monitored parameters of three hot springs for a given time
period. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ)
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