Open cyberGIS software for geospatial research and education in the big data era

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CyberGIS represents an interdisciplinary field combining advanced cyberinfrastructure, geographic information science and systems (GIS), spatial analysis and modeling, and a number of geospatial domains to improve research productivity and enable scientific breakthroughs. It has emerged as new-generation GIS that enable unprecedented advances in data-driven knowledge discovery, visualization and visual analytics, and collaborative problem solving and decision-making. This paper describes three open software strategies–open access, source, and integration–to serve various research and education purposes of diverse geospatial communities. These strategies have been implemented in a leading-edge cyberGIS software environment through three corresponding software modalities: CyberGIS Gateway, Toolkit, and Middleware, and achieved broad and significant impacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Mar 16 2015


  • CyberGIS
  • Cyberinfrastructure
  • Geospatial big data

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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