Deniz Herand and Filiz Gurder
Turkish German University, Turkey Marmara University, Turkey
Posters-Accepted Abstracts: Ind Eng Manage
Geographic Information System (GIS) is a type of system that can help users in decision support processes on the solutions of social, economic and environmental complex problems. Once it is thought that the vast majority of the data that enterprises use in decision-making processes are location-based, there is no need to emphasize the importance of GIS. However, the GIS software which is used on the market brings some technical problems. The first of them is the need for integration of different types and formats of data that are used by GIS software. The other problem is that GIS software has by their functionality strengths and weaknesses in different areas and cannot help each other in improving their weak fields in modular or functional basis. That GIS software structures are not so flexible that they can be adapted to quickly changing market conditions is one of the other problems. For the solution of all these individual problems, the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA Service Oriented Architecture) approach could be used on the necessary GIS. Since SOA is an enterprise architecture approach which can integrate any type of software technologies and can be extremely quickly adapted to the process changes, it can be used in GIS for data integration and communication between the existing GIS software. The main field through that can a GIS be supported by SOA is the ensuring a fast and flexible system restructuring the GIS service oriented.