Landscapes are dynamic entities, stretching and transforming across space and time, and need to be safeguarded as living places for the future, with interaction of human, social and economic dimensions. To have a comprehensive landscape evaluation several open data are needed, each one characterized by its own protocol, service interface, limiting or impeding this way interoperability and their integration. Indeed, nowadays the development of websites targeted to landscape assessment and touristic purposes requires many resources in terms of time, cost and IT skills to be implemented at different scales. For this reason these applications are limited to few cases mainly focusing on worldwide known touristic sites. The capability to spread the development of web-based multimedia virtual museum based on geospatial data relies for the future being on the possibility to discover the needed geo-spatial data through a single point of access in an homogenous way. In this paper the proposed innovative approach may facilitate the access to open data in a homogeneous way by means of specific components (the brokers) performing interoperability actions required to interconnect heterogeneous data sources. In the specific case study here analysed it has been implemented an interface to migrate a geo-swat chart based on local and regional geographic information into an user friendly Google Earth

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Keywords Brokering approach, Interactive multimedia systems, Landscape assessment, Open data, Panoramic images
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Conference 25th ISPRS International CIPA Symposium 2015
Brumana, R., Santana Quintero, M, Barazzetti, L., Previtali, M., Banfi, F., Oreni, D., … Roncoroni, F. (2015). Towards a virtual HUB approach for landscape assessment and multimedia ecomuseum using multitemporal-maps. Presented at the 25th ISPRS International CIPA Symposium 2015. doi:10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W7-49-2015