Remote sensing utility expansion through Earth Portal internet browser

Foresman, Timothy W. (2005) Remote sensing utility expansion through Earth Portal internet browser. In 31st International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment : Global Monitoring for Sustainability and Security, ISPRS, Saint Petersburg.

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A modular, graphic-oriented Internet browser has been developed to enable non-technical client access to a literal spinning world of information and remotely sensed. The Earth Portal ( uses the ManyOne browser ( to provide engaging point and click views of the Earth fully tessellated with remotely sensed imagery and geospatial data. The ManyOne browser technology use Mozilla with embedded plugins to apply multiple 3-D graphics engines, e.g. ArcGlobe or GeoFusion, that directly link with the open-systems architecture of the geo-spatial infrastructure. This innovation allows for rendering of satellite imagery directly over the Earth's surface and requires no technical training by the web user. Effective use of this global distribution system for the remote sensing community requires a minimal compliance with protocols and standards that have been promoted by NSDI and other open-systems standards organizations.

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ID Code: 69730
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: 3-D geobrowser, Digital Earth, Global tesselation, Internet web services, Browser technologies, Geobrowser, Global distribution system, Internet browsers, Remotely sensed imagery, Technical training, Tesselation, Computer architecture, Computer graphics, Embedded systems, Internet, Monitoring, Regulatory compliance, Remote sensing, Satellite imagery, Sustainable development, Web services, Websites, Web browsers
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 ISPRS
Deposited On: 23 Jun 2014 22:15
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 02:09

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