GIScience Studies and Policies in Korea: Focus on Web GIS and National GIS

한국의 지리정보학과 지리정보 정책: Web GIS와 국가 GIS를 중심으로

  • Received : 2012.08.01
  • Accepted : 2012.08.13
  • Published : 2012.08.31


This article reviewed issues in Korean geographical journals: web GIS and National GIS. Web GIS in Korea is now evolving to mobile GIS, which requires portable hardware, wireless Internet, and GPS receiver. The new trend of mobile GIS is using a smart phone. Recently, a variety of studies for the mobile App and mobile Web in Korea has been developed. With explosive information on the Web 2.0, the Korean government has built the Human-Oriented Geographic Information System (HOGIS) in which Ontology was implemented for semantic query on the Web. On the government side, Korean government has produced various nationwide data through 4-phase NGIS project. Current NGIS ($4^{th}$ phase: 2011-2015) moves toward a Korean Green Geospatial Society using geospatial information as a new growth engine for the future.