GeoControl and Live Geography:Some Thoughts on the Direction of GIS

  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China

Received date: 2013-11-19

  Revised date: 2013-12-07

  Online published: 2013-12-25


Based on a review on the evolution of GIS, this paper proposes a new concept namely GeoControl, which represents a new stage in the coming development of GIS. GeoControl is a process to adjust and change the movement and the state of a controlling object based on the dynamic features of its geographical environment with the support of GIS technology integrated with the others. It extends the geospatial dimensional factor within a complicated controlling system. Two good examples of GeoControl's applications are the use of GIS in UAV controlling and landing as well as in Self-Driving Car navigation. In addition, this paper introduces the concept of Live Geography proposed by Dr. Bernd Resch and redefines it as an integration of Sensor Web with GIS, which makes it possible for capturing, processing and analyzing geographical data in real-time. Both GeoControl and Live Geography will have a profound influence on the development of GIS and offer wildly application possibilities in smart city and the internet of things, promoting the role of GIS in the information society.

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ZHONG Er-Shun . GeoControl and Live Geography:Some Thoughts on the Direction of GIS[J]. Journal of Geo-information Science, 2013 , 15(6) : 783 -792 . DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1047.2013.00783



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