Web Mapping for Sustainable Development in Coastal Tanzania

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Karen K. Kemp, Ph.D.

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Robert Ford, Ph.D.


Addressing sustainable development issues has improved by the use of geographic information across different fields. However, most geographic information regarding sustainable development is located and managed by local, national, and international institutions. This information is available through a diverse number of web sites and data formats. To ease the difficulty of data managers and policy makers accessing data of interest, an interoperable system is required. This web mapping application developed for this project is a prototype that will serve as a template for a web tool that will aid analysts and policy makers for general coastal zone management. Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) specifications were used to handle the interoperability issue with geographic information and sustainable development. This report describes the development of a web mapping tool based on Demis Web Map Server. Demis is an organization that specializes in creating OGC compliant web mapping interfaces.

Full text is available at the University of Redlands


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