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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2004 Vol.5 No.11 P.1367-1373


A multi-Agent system architecture for geographic information gathering

Author(s):  GAO Gang-yi, WANG Shen-kang

Affiliation(s):  College of Computer Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   ggy0222@sina.com

Key Words:  GIS (Geographic Information System), Multi-Agent, Geographic information, GML

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GAO Gang-yi, WANG Shen-kang. A multi-Agent system architecture for geographic information gathering[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2004, 5(11): 1367-1373.

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World Wide Web (WWW) is a vast repository of information, including a great deal of geographic information. But the location and retrieval of geographic information will require a significant amount of time and effort. In addition, different users usually have different views and interests in the same information. To resolve such problems, this paper first proposed a model of geographic information gathering based on multi-Agent (MA) architecture. Then based on this model, we construct a prototype system with GML (Geography Markup Language). This system consists of three tiers

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