Chapter 7. Application Planning

  1. Mordechai (Muki) Haklay Senior Lecturer
  1. Jochen Albrecht Associate Professor1 and
  2. Clare Davies Senior Research Scientist2

Published Online: 31 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470689813.ch7

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies

Interacting with Geospatial Technologies

How to Cite

Albrecht, J. and Davies, C. (2010) Application Planning, in Interacting with Geospatial Technologies (ed M. (. Haklay), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470689813.ch7

Editor Information

  1. Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, University College London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hunter College, CUNY, USA

  2. 2

    Ordnance Survey, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470998243

Online ISBN: 9780470689813



  • application planning;
  • PND or Web-based mapping;
  • UCD application planning - much like systems analysis with different elements of system carefully designed;
  • task analysis in GIS, work tasks within and outside context of computer use;
  • land use-based transportation model;
  • GIS user interface formalized analysis;
  • task analysis - workflow management basis;
  • NASA's Earth Science Gateway (ESG), geospatial Web portal designed to support prototyping applications;
  • Kepler system - specification and documentation of scientific workflows in distributed environments;
  • Web Ontology Language variant OWL-S - formalizing Web services


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • GIS interface complexity

  • Task analysis in GIS

  • Formalized analysis of GIS user interfaces

  • User experience considerations

  • Task analysis as the basis for workflow management

  • Geo-scientific workflows and process models

  • Ontologies in support of application planning for the semantic web

  • Summary

  • Further reading

  • Revision questions