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Lars Harrie



Towards Extending Web Map Services


  • Mehmet Bozkurt
  • Roger Groth
  • Björn Hansson
  • Lars Harrie
  • Peter Ringberg
  • Hanna Stigmar
  • Karl Torpel

Summary, in English

This paper begins with describing a case study of using the standard Web Map Services (WMS; from Open Geospatial Consortium) for mobile applications. There are two experiences from this case study that are interesting for the generalisation community: the amount of map information on the screen and the map file size. In this paper a usability study of the amount of map information is presented. The result from this study indicates that we should not only consider scale when determining which generalisation algorithms and/or parameters to use, but that we also should consider the amount of information. The paper also contains a short discussion about methods to restrict map file sizes in WMS.


  • Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
  • Centre for Geographical Information Systems (GIS Centre)
  • Real Estate Science

Publishing year




Document type

Conference paper


  • Physical Geography

Conference name

ICA Workshop on Map Generalisation, 2005

Conference date

2005-06-07 - 2005-07-08

Conference place

A Coruña, Spain