Web-based GIS Solution for Electric Power Supply Network Data Management
Miloš Bogdanović, Nikola Davidović, Aleksandar Stanimirović, Leonid Stoimenov
In Proceedings of 12th AGILE Conference on GIScience
The development and usage of Web applications is one of the most popular directions of research and development in the field of software engineering. Web applications can be of great importance for enterprise information system (IS) development. An example of such IS is electric power supply company IS. Geographic Information System (GIS) is one of typical information systems used in the electrical power supply companies.
Currently, most popular GIS applications are referred to as WebGIS applications. WebGIS applications are used by most users, because most of them while working with spatial data need only to review the data. WebGIS that we encounter today on the Internet differs from the first implementations of these systems e.g. static or dynamic WebGIS. Nowadays, WebGIS applications have thick clients that implement a large part of the functionality. These solutions are based on the usage of data from various sources and their combining, querying, processing, displaying and changing.
In addition to basic GIS functionalities, WebGIS applications often incorporate additional functionalities which use information from different sources. The introduction of additional functionalities leads WebGIS applications towards becoming tools that have the possibility of combining and processing data from various sources.