• Overview

    The posts in the introduction section of this website provide some more information about four key concepts and technologies frequently referred to in the book: computing somewhere, decentralized spatial computing, geosensor networks, and ambient spatial intelligence.

    Overview

    Relationships of geosensor networks, decentralized spatial computing, and ambient spatial intelligence to “computing somewhere.”

    In short:

    • Computing somewhere is the idea of simultaneously computing in and about geographic space;
    • Geosensor networks are a key technology that motivates our interest in “computing somewhere,” since nodes generate information about their immediate geographic environment and present geographic constraints to the movement of information.
    • Decentralized spatial computing is the techniques this book develops to enable information systems to achieve “computing somewhere”
    • Ambient spatial intelligence (AmSI) is the application of techniques and technologies for “computing somewhere” to real world problem domains, like environmental monitoring.