Manipulation of spatial weights using web services

Sergio J. Rey, Luc Anselin, Myunghwa Hwang

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Abstract

In this paper we explore the use of state-of-the-art web technologies to facilitate access to advanced spatial analytical software tools. The specific focus is on the development of web services to disseminate advanced algorithms for spatial weights manipulation. The core functionality is contained in an open source library for spatial analysis called PySAL. Among others, this library provides a variety of methods for creating, transforming, and converting spatial weights. Web services using the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) are created to support machine or developer interfaces to those methods via the Internet. We also develop a web application client for direct access to the weights tools via a browser. The system is illustrated with an example use case in which spatial weights operations are applied to epidemiological data for Ohio counties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2009
Pages72-80
Number of pages9
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event17th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2009 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2009Nov 6 2009

Publication series

NameGIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems

Conference

Conference17th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/4/0911/6/09

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Keywords

  • GeoDaWeights
  • PySAL
  • Spatial analysis
  • Spatial analytical web services
  • Spatial weights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems

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Rey, S. J., Anselin, L., & Hwang, M. (2009). Manipulation of spatial weights using web services. In 17th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS 2009 (pp. 72-80). (GIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems). https://doi.org/10.1145/1653771.1653785