The full text of this article


A geographic information system framework for data visualisation in wireless sensor networks
by Bo Sun; Md Abu Shufean; Frank Sun
International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET), Vol. 19, No. 1, 2015


Abstract: There is an increasing need to effectively and efficiently manage the huge amount of data collected by a wireless sensor network (WSN). Geographic information system (GIS) turns out to be a desirable solution to address this problem by archiving and presenting data over a large range of time scales and geographical area. We report our initial effort to interconnect our deployed prototype WSN and ArcGIS - a popular GIS to provide an infrastructure for making maps and geographic information available. Specifically, we present the details about converting files in technical data management streaming (TDMS) format to files utilises by ArcGIS. To enable the real time display of collected sensor data, we further store the collected data in a PostgreSQL database. A GIS application is developed to manage and represent data. Finally, we develop a web based map application for remote researchers to access collected sensor readings.

Online publication date: Sun, 23-Aug-2015


is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:


    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email