We are pleased to announce the publication special issue of  Future Internet, Volume 3, Issue 4 (December 2011).  Edited by Dr. Christopher Pettit Principal Research Scientist and Research Manager, Spatial Information Sciences, Department of Primary Industries Victoria, Australia and Dr. Arzu Coltekin,Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 80750 Zürich, Switzerland, the issue represents a series of notable papers:

Table of Contents:

Olaf Schroth, Ellen Pond, Cam Campbell, Petr Cizek, Stephen Bohus and Stephen R. J. Sheppard


Article: Tool or Toy? Virtual Globes in Landscape Planning Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 204-227; doi:10.3390/fi3040204
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/3/4/204/

Philip Paar and Jörg Rekittke


Article: Low-Cost Mapping and Publishing Methods for Landscape Architectural Analysis and Design in Slum-Upgrading Projects Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 228-247; doi:10.3390/fi3040228
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/3/4/228/

Mark Imhof, Matthew Cox, Angela Fadersen, Wayne Harvey, Sonia Thompson, David Rees and Christopher Pettit


Article: Natural Resource Knowledge and Information Management via the Victorian Resources Online Website Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 248-280; doi:10.3390/fi3040248
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/3/4/248/

David Parsons, Ramesh Lal and Manfred Lange
Article: Test Driven Development: Advancing Knowledge by Conjecture and Confirmation
Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 281-297; doi:10.3390/fi3040281
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/3/4/281/

Haifeng Li and Bo Wu


Article: A Service-Oriented Architecture for Proactive Geospatial Information Services
Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 298-318; doi:10.3390/fi3040298
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/3/4/298/

Subhash Sharma, Christopher Pettit, Ian Bishop, Pang Chan and Falak Sheth


Article: An Online Landscape Object Library to Support Interactive Landscape Planning
Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 319-343; doi:10.3390/fi3040319
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/3/4/319/

Saviour Formosa, Vincent Magri, Julia Neuschmid and Manfred Schrenk


Article: Sharing Integrated Spatial and Thematic Data: The CRISOLA Case for Malta and the European Project Plan4all Process Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 344-361; doi:10.3390/fi3040344
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/3/4/344/

Sabrina Lai and Corrado Zoppi


Article: An Ontology of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of City Masterplans 
Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 362-378; doi:10.3390/fi3040362
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/3/4/362/

Arzu Coltekin and Tumasch Reichenbacher


Review: High Quality Geographic Services and Bandwidth Limitations
Future Internet 2011, 3(4), 379-396; doi:10.3390/fi3040379
http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/3/4/379/

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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The world’s first complete Compact Surveillance Radar kit – Realtime Crowd Analysis?

At night or in bad weather, elite military and security professionals are reliant on technology to find potential threats. Infrared and video cameras can not get enough pixels on target to cover wide areas. But radar coupled with a PTZ camera and you have a winning solution that covers a wide area and which then allows you to slew the camera to the potential threat and identify the target.

Now thats all well and good in a slightly over the top military manner but in the centre of a city there is not much need to use a personal elite military system. It does strike us however that the technology would be suitbale for real-time crowd tracking, site analysis and modelling validation, with the that in mind take a look at the movie below:

Using radar in an urban setting for crowd tracking could open up new views on urban systems. To

Find out more check out http://spotterrf.com/rbk.html

Author Bio

Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous - May 29, 2012

    Anyone that’s worked with computer vision will easily show this system as useless in an urban setting.

    Background subtraction is quite easy in the test video. And there is only one target.

    urban scene has hundreds of ‘targets’.

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Desktop (Literally) Augmented Reality – Update 2

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Andy is Professor of Digital Urban Systems at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

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