Title Geomatics and the new cyber- infrastructure
Author Blais, J.A.R.; Esche, H.
Author Affil Blais, J.A.R., University of Calgary, Department of Geomatics Engineering, Calgary, AB, Canada
Source Geomatica (Ottawa), 62(1), p.11-22, . Publisher: Canadian Institute of Geomatics, Ottawa, ON, Canada. ISSN: 1195- 1036
Publication Date 2008
Notes In English with French summary. 36 refs. CRREL Acc. No: 63000181
Index Terms construction; ecology; engineering geology; applications; computer networks; geomatics; information management; International Polar Year 2007-08; Internet; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; methods
Abstract Geomatics is a very active field of applied science and engineering which deals with multi-resolution geospatial and spatio- temporal information for all kinds of scientific, engineering and administrative applications. Rapidly changing communication and High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies have brought about fundamental changes in the handling of geospatial and related information. As a result, new specialized knowledge and expertise are expected and refined in the workplace. Cyber- infrastructure refers to the new virtual environments in which advanced data processing and management services are accessible through high-performance communication networks, primarily for collaborative research, development and instructional purposes. These new trends are very likely to transform the community by bringing scientists, researchers, students and practitioners to share the same data, tools, procedures and expertise when dealing with geospatial and related information. Such exciting possibilities as virtual observatories and workplaces are discussed, with examples to illustrate some of the far- reaching implications for not only users in Geomatics, but society in general.
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 287319