Akanbi A. K, Agunbiade O. Y
Abstract: Geospatial applications are becoming indispensible part of information systems, they provides detailed informations regarding the attribute data of spatial objects in real world. Due to the rapid technological developments in web based geographical information systems, the uses of web based geospatial application vary from Geotagging to Geolocation capabilities. Therefore, effective utilization of web based information system can only be realized by representing the world in its original view, where attributes data of spatial objects are integrated with spatial object and available for the user on the web, using integrated Google API and Google Earth API. In this study a city in the south-western part of Nigeria called EDE is examined and used as a case study. Using Google Map API and Google Earth API, the attribute data of the study area stored in XML databases will be integrated with the corresponding existing spatial data of the study area; to create a web based 3D geospatial application. We envisage that this system will enhance the effectiveness of web-based Geographical Information System (GIS) and the overall user experience.
Keywords: Geographical Information Systems, Google Map, Google Earth, and API