Design of field wrappers for mobile field data collection

Design of field wrappers for mobile field data collection Design of Field Wrappers for Mobile Field Data Collection Peisheng Zhao Laboratory for Advanced Information Technology and Standard, George Mason University 9801 Greenbelt Road Suit 316-317 Lanham, MD 20706 01-301-552-3829 Sarah Nusser Department of Statistics, Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011 Leslie Miller Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011 nusser@iastate.edu lmiller@iastaste.edu pzhao@gmu.edu Abstract In mobile field data collection, data gatherer requires to get geospatial information service to support in navigating to the right locations, describing context of observed object and providing thematic information for sampling or analysis. The framework how to get this information is subject to the variation in users with different levels of knowledge about information services, applications with different need of information, and limitations of field computing environments. In this paper, we present a new concept--field wrapper, which is an extension of wrapper concepts to the field data collection environments as a means of isolating the heterogeneity of field users, applications, and computing environments from infrastructure functions. The goal of our approach of field wrapper, which is as an important part of the mediator-based framework for collecting and using geospatial data in the field, is to enable any device with any http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Design of field wrappers for mobile field data collection

Association for Computing Machinery — Nov 8, 2002

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Copyright © 2002 by ACM Inc.
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10.1145/585147.585161
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Design of Field Wrappers for Mobile Field Data Collection Peisheng Zhao Laboratory for Advanced Information Technology and Standard, George Mason University 9801 Greenbelt Road Suit 316-317 Lanham, MD 20706 01-301-552-3829 Sarah Nusser Department of Statistics, Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011 Leslie Miller Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011 nusser@iastate.edu lmiller@iastaste.edu pzhao@gmu.edu Abstract In mobile field data collection, data gatherer requires to get geospatial information service to support in navigating to the right locations, describing context of observed object and providing thematic information for sampling or analysis. The framework how to get this information is subject to the variation in users with different levels of knowledge about information services, applications with different need of information, and limitations of field computing environments. In this paper, we present a new concept--field wrapper, which is an extension of wrapper concepts to the field data collection environments as a means of isolating the heterogeneity of field users, applications, and computing environments from infrastructure functions. The goal of our approach of field wrapper, which is as an important part of the mediator-based framework for collecting and using geospatial data in the field, is to enable any device with any

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