Exploiting the Internet As a Geospatial Database

  title={Exploiting the Internet As a Geospatial Database},
  author={Alexander Markowetz and Thomas Brinkhoff and Bernhard Seeger},
The World Wide Web is the largest collection of geospatial data. However, this tremendous resource is almost unexploited. This observation holds for individuals accessing the WWW by their favorite search engine as well as for corporate users performing geospatial analyses. Searching for a particular location by typing its name (in combination with the key words a user is interested in) retrieves often unsatisfactory results. First, names of locations might be homonyms. Second, the name of the… CONTINUE READING
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