SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Volume 60, Issue 10: 102308(2017) https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-016-9164-1

Space-based information service in Internet Plus Era

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  • ReceivedMay 9, 2017
  • AcceptedJun 27, 2017
  • PublishedJul 13, 2017


“Internet Plus” represents a new form of society thatprovides a vast platform for reform, innovation, and development. Given thecontinued integration of the Internet in many fields, Internet Plus isprofoundly transforming and influencing a variety of traditional industries.Internet Plus has created conditions favorable for the transformation ofearth observation and satellite navigation into an intelligent and real-timegeospatial information service. The authors propose that in order toimplement continuous, all-weather, all-terrain services for the specificpurposes of each individual, it will be necessary to overcome the flaws inexisting space-based information systems, such as limited regional coverage,slow response, and weak interoperability. Furthermore, to meet the Big DataEra's geospatial information service requirements, an “Internet PlusSpace-Based Information Service” system, intrinsically linked to groundInternet networks, will have to be constructed. With reference to thedevelopments of aerospace information technology, this paper discusses threelevels of the proposed structure of the Internet Plus space-based information service system and ideas for its implementation. Finally, inrecognition of the demands facing the Internet Plus space-based information service system, the prospects for geomatics and important supportingtechnologies are examined.


This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 41501383, 91438203), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Funded Project (Grant No. 2014M562006), and Natural Science Foundation of Hubei Province of China (Grant No. 2015CFB330).


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  • Figure 1

    Task-oriented geospatial service.

  • Figure 2

    Sensor network application in fire disaster.

  • Figure 3

    Sensor network-based GIS service model.

  • Figure 4

    Intelligent ecological environment sensory management system of the Yangtze River basin.

  • Figure 5

    Online image retrieval system in large scale tile-based image database.

  • Table 1   Effects on shipping of the application of intelligentecological environment management system of Yangtze River
    Application scenario Before application After application
    Navigation aids maintenance mode Inspection system Monitoring duty system
    makecellFrequency of shallow waterway dimension information publishing Every 10 days Every 7 days
    Beacon abnormal finding time Up to 1 day Up to 10 min
    Beacon abnormal recovery time 8 h 2 h
    Water level forecast makecellOnce daily or 3 manual readings Hourly remote sensing report

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