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

More info
  • 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).


[1] Li D R, Shao Z F. The new era for geo-information. Sci China Ser F-Inf Sci, 2009, 52: 1233-1242 CrossRef Google Scholar

[2] Li D R, Cao J J, Yao Y. Big data in smart city. Sci China Inf Sci, 2015, 58: 108101. Google Scholar

[3] Li D R, Wang S L, Li D Y. Spatial Data Mining. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2015. Google Scholar

[4] Li D R. Towards geo-spatial information science in big data era (in Chinese). Acta Geod Cartograph Sin, 2016, 45: 379--384. Google Scholar

[5] Zheng K, Rahim S T, Pan Y. Web GIS: Implementation issues. Chin GeographSc, 2000, 10: 74-79 CrossRef Google Scholar

[6] Gore A. The Digital Earth: understand our planet in 21st Century. Photogramm Eng Remote Sens, 1999, 65: 528--530. Google Scholar

[7] Craglia M, de Bie K, Jackson D. Digital Earth 2020: towards the vision for the next decade. Int J Digital Earth, 2012, 5: 4-21 CrossRef Google Scholar

[8] Couclelis H. The Construction of the Digital City. Environ Plann B Plann Des, 2004, 31: 5-19 CrossRef Google Scholar

[9] Gong J Y, Chen J, Xiang L G, et al. GeoGlobe: geo-spatial information sharing platform as open virtual Earth (in Chinese). Acta Geod Cartograph Sin, 2010, 39: 551--553. Google Scholar

[10] Li D R, Zhang L P, Xia G S. Automatic analysis and mining of remote sensing big data (in Chinese). Acta Geod Cartograph Sin, 2014, 43: 1211--1216. Google Scholar

[11] Di L, Moe K, van Zyl T L. Earth Observation Sensor Web: an overview. IEEE J Sel Top Appl Earth Observations Remote Sens, 2010, 3: 415-417 CrossRef Google Scholar

[12] Chen N C, Chen X, Wang K, et al. Progress and challenges in the architecture and service pattern of Earth Observation Sensor Web for Digital Earth. Int J Digit Earth, 2014, 4: 449--470. Google Scholar

[13] Li D R, Shen X, Wang L. Connected Geomatics in the big data era. Int J Digit Earth, 2017, urldoi: 10.1080/17538947.2017.1311953. Google Scholar

[14] Chen N, Wang X, Yang X. A direct registry service method for sensors and algorithms based on the process model. Comp Geosciences, 2013, 56: 45-55 CrossRef ADS Google Scholar

[15] Chen N, Di L, Yu G. Geo-processing workflow driven wildfire hot pixel detection under sensor web environment. Comp Geosciences, 2010, 36: 362-372 CrossRef ADS Google Scholar

[16] Hu C, Chen N, Li J. Geospatial Web-based Sensor Information Model for Integrating Satellite Observation. photogramm eng remote Sens, 2013, 79: 915-927 CrossRef Google Scholar

[17] Gong J Y, Li X L, Wu H Y. Spatiotemporal data model for Real-time GIS (in Chinese). Acta Geod Cartograph Sin, 2014, 43: 226--232. Google Scholar

Copyright 2019 Science China Press Co., Ltd. 《中国科学》杂志社有限责任公司 版权所有