GlobeOLAP - Improving the Geospatial Realism in Multidimensional Analysis Environment

Vinícius Ramos Toledo Ferraz, Marilde Terezinha Prado Santos

Abstract

The combination of Geographic Data Warehouses (GDW) and Spatial OLAP (SOLAP) provide efficient browsing and storing of very large spatio-temporal databases. However, some advanced techniques of geovisualization are not well supported in many of these tools. Three-dimensional Thematic Mapping through Virtual Globes is one of them, and it can provide a friendly but powerful mechanism for summarize visually huge amounts of geospatial-analytical data and their changes over time. This paper shows the GlobeOLAP, a prototype of a Web-based SOLAP tool that allows the customized generation of many types of Thematic Maps to be visualized three-dimensionally in a Virtual Globe (Google Earth), together with the traditional tabular view. This tool can improve management decisions by allowing managers to identify patterns and build knowledge in a spatial realistic environment.

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Ramos Toledo Ferraz V. and Terezinha Prado Santos M. (2010). GlobeOLAP - Improving the Geospatial Realism in Multidimensional Analysis Environment . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-08-9, pages 99-107. DOI: 10.5220/0002977100990107


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@conference{iceis10,
author={Vinícius Ramos Toledo Ferraz and Marilde Terezinha Prado Santos},
title={GlobeOLAP - Improving the Geospatial Realism in Multidimensional Analysis Environment},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,},
year={2010},
pages={99-107},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002977100990107},
isbn={978-989-8425-08-9},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 5: ICEIS,
TI - GlobeOLAP - Improving the Geospatial Realism in Multidimensional Analysis Environment
SN - 978-989-8425-08-9
AU - Ramos Toledo Ferraz V.
AU - Terezinha Prado Santos M.
PY - 2010
SP - 99
EP - 107
DO - 10.5220/0002977100990107