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Smart Geographic object: Toward a new understanding of GIS Technology in Ubiquitous Computing

Abstract : One of the fundamental aspects of ubiquitous computing is the instrumentation of the real world by smart devices. This instrumentation constitutes an opportunity to rethink the interactions between human beings and their environment on the one hand, and between the components of this environment on the other. In this paper we discuss what this understanding of ubiquitous computing can bring to geographic science and particularly to GIS technology. Our main idea is the instrumentation of the geographic environment through the instrumentation of geographic objects composing it. And then investigate how this instrumentation can meet the current limitations of GIS technology, and offers a new stage of rapprochement between the earth and its abstraction. As result, the current research work proposes a new concept we named Smart Geographic Object SGO. The latter is a convergence point between the smart objects and geographic objects, two concepts appertaining respectively to the Internet of Things, and geographical modeling of the Earth.
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Sakyoud Zakaria, Gaëtan Rey, Eladnani Mohamed, Stéphane Lavirotte, El Fazziki Abdelaziz, et al.. Smart Geographic object: Toward a new understanding of GIS Technology in Ubiquitous Computing. International Journal of Computer Science Issues, IJCSI Press, 2015, 12 (2). ⟨hal-01297393⟩



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