BACKGROUND Climate change has a significant impact on population health. Population vulnerabilities depend on several determinants of different types, including biological, psychological, environmental, social and economic ones. Surveillance of climate-related health vulnerabilities must take into account these different factors, their interdependence, as… (More)
Today, we observe a wide use of geospatial databases that are implemented in many forms (e.g. transactional centralized systems, distributed databases, multidimensional datacubes). Among those possibilities, the multidimensional datacube is more appropriate to support interactive analysis and to guide the organization's strategic decisions, especially when… (More)
With the growing popularity of mobile computing and the empowerment of mobile devices by high end-users and decision-makers, the development of architectures based on web services for the deployment of mobile Spatial OLAP (SOLAP) applications is being perceived as a powerful solution. This paper deals with geospatial (web) Services-Oriented Architectures… (More)
1. Introduction Data dealing with our spatial environment move more and more from 2D representations to actual 3D worlds. Maps, aerial photographs are more and more replaced by 3D models in which the relief and the characteristics of the elements (building, vegetation...) in the scene appear. This visualisation mode of information is more natural for a user… (More)
XML and Web Services technologies have revolutionized the way data are exchanged on the Internet. Meanwhile, Spatial OLAP (SOLAP) tools have emerged to bridge the gap between the Business Intelligence and Geographic Information Systems domains. While Web Services specifications such as XML for Analysis enable the use of OLAP tools in Service Oriented… (More)
This paper addresses issues concerning the exchange and integration of geographic data between producers and users. Once a producer has delivered a geographic database to a user, who then uses it as a reference for specific applications, the database may be updated on both sides. Consequently, the integration of future updates-delivered by the producer-in… (More)
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