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Title: Integrating GIS and Feathers: A Conceptual Design
Authors: CHO, Sungjin 
WETS, Geert 
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Shakshuki, Elhadi; Yasar, Ansar (Ed.). The 5th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2014), p. 405-412
Series/Report: Procedia Computer Science
Abstract: This study proposes integrating GIS and FEATHERS in order to improve the capability of data management, spatial analysis and visualization in the model framework. GIS provides geodatabase for effectively storing and edit (non-)spatial data, useful functions of spatial analysis for defining spatial interactions between phenomena simulated by the modeling system, and interactive visualization tools. Thus, this study mainly focuses on three topics: i) why FEATHERS needs a GIS module, ii) how the GIS module is designed, and iii) what functions can be supported by the GIS module in the FEATHERS system. Moreover, we overview some transportation software adopting GIS to catch up a general trend in GIS and transportation and also suggest data schema for creating geodatabase and a source code for making map layers and map tools in python. At the end, we conclude this paper with summary and plan for the future work.
Notes: Cho, SJ (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Transportat Res Inst IMOB, Wetenschapspk 5 Bus 6, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium.
Keywords: FEATHERS; GIS; geodatabase; spatial analysis; visualization; Python; PostGIS; QGIS.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.441
ISI #: 000361562600049
Rights: © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Validations: ecoom 2016
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