Title: Multi-sensory Integration for a Digital Earth Nervous System
Authors: OSTERMANN FrankSCHADE SVEN
Citation: AGILE 2014 - Selected Short-Papers and Posters
Publisher: Association of Geographic Information Laboratories for Europe (AGILE)
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC90812
ISBN: 978-90-816960-4-3
URI: http://agile-online.org/Conference_Paper/cds/agile_2014/agile2014_104.pdf
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC90812
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The amount of geospatial data is increasing, but interoperability issues hinder integrated discovery, view and analysis. This paper suggests an illustrative and extensible solution to some of the underlying challenges, by extending a previously suggested Digital Earth Nervous System with multi-sensory integration capacities. In doing so, it proposes the combination of multiple ways of sensing our environment with a memory for storing relevant data sets and integration methods for extracting valuable information out of the rich inputs. Potential building blocks for the implementation of such an advanced nervous system are sketched and briefly analysed. The paper stimulates more detailed considerations by concluding with challenges for future research and requesting a multidisciplinary development approach – including computer sciences, environmental sciences, cognitive and neurosciences, as well as engineering.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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