Volume XLII-4/W14
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W14, 127–133, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W14-127-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-4/W14, 127–133, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-4-W14-127-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  23 Aug 2019

23 Aug 2019

GEO-ANALYTIC FUNCTIONS FOR UN FIELD OPERATIONS – UN OPEN GIS: SPIRAL 3 GEO-ANALYSIS

H.-K. Kang1, T. Obukhov2, and M. Lee3 H.-K. Kang et al.
  • 1Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Republic of Korea
  • 2United Nations
  • 3Mango System Inc.

Keywords: Open Geospatial Analysis, UN Open GIS Spiral 3, uDig Processing Toolbox, WPS Builder, WPS Request Builder

Abstract. This paper presents a case of developing open geospatial analysis functions and a processing toolbox as parts of UN Open GIS Spiral 3 activities. A comprehensive study focused on the use of geospatial analysis at the UN operations has been carried out, which covered various UN operations such as situational awareness, security operations, military operations, protection of civilians, epidemiological analysis, and so on. Four requirements on development of 1) primitive geospatial analysis functions, 2) processing toolbox or processing environment like WPS request builder of GeoServer, 3) model builder, and 4) management of the model builder were clarified through the study. By focusing the first and second requirements, a development architecture was proposed based on JAVA and GeoTools. The scope of implementation and its assessment were described. In addition, a use-case introduced a way of using geospatial functions developed in this research to analyse geostatistic factors that affect to occurrence of Ebola disease. Through the use-case study presented in the paper, I would like to share the experiences and lessons about the development of geospatial analysis functions, which would be used as a reference for other developments and applications.