Geoinformation infrastructure (GII)

Xuan Shi, Doug Nebert, Chuanrong Zhang, Haihong Yang, Huayi Wu, Peisheng Zhao, Zhenlong Li, Liping Di, Qunying Huang, Jing Li, Wenwen Li, Min Sun, Genong Yu

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Geoinformation is collected, archived, and utilized in a geographically dispersed fashion. Heterogeneous problems are prevalent in different data, information, processing, algorithm, models, and applications. Geoinformation, however, once collected can be shared in many different applications and at different geographic scopes. An information infrastructure, therefore, is needed to provide interoperating platforms for discovery and access and to share the Geoinformation collected. This chapter provides an overview of the origin and different aspects of information infrastructure needed for Geoinformation sharing, and the U.S. NSDI is used as an example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Geoinformation Science
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages69
ISBN (Electronic)9781439810613
ISBN (Print)9781439810606
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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