This paper is about different worlds, and how we try to unite them. One of these worlds is the world of National Atlases: collections of complex, high quality maps presenting a nation to the geographically interested. The second is the world of National Spatial Infrastructures: highly organised, standardised and institutionalised large collections of spatial data and services. In the paper we describe the two worlds and their fundamental differences and we present the theoretical framework in which these worlds could be united. We introduce a test bed we are using to try out the theoretical framework in a real-life use case. In the architecture of that test bed we introduce a National Atlas Services layer and describe how we have created an Atlas Map Viewer component, using the Open Web Platform. We conclude by commenting on the results thusfar and taking a look into future developments.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||16th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science: Geographic Information Science at the Heart of Europe - Leuven, Belgium|
Duration: 14 May 2013 → 17 May 2013
Conference number: 16th
|Conference||16th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science|
|Period||14/05/13 → 17/05/13|