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Abstract

The Web site of the environment institute (EI) (http://www.ei.jrc.it) is based on a communication architecture which combines both static and dynamic information at different hierarchical levels. The consistent navigation through this information is assured by the logical structure of the information content, the harmonization of the text and the graphic layout and a proper integration of search engines, Java applets and other specific EI local Web sites. The whole information can be easily reached horizontally and/or vertically through a properly defined hypertext structure. The more one navigates vertically the more technical information one finds. The last level of the vertical navigation is represented by the projects & activities home pages, the content of which is directly managed by the project leaders. The content of these pages is the most dynamic part of the EI's Web site and it may reside on the main EI Web site, in other EI local Web sites or even externally. Examples are given here by which it is demonstrated how this dynamic part is used for the interchange of information remotely and for the interactive visualization of environmental geographical information systems (GIS) maps through Java-enabled Webbrowsers.

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Authors: KEPHALOPOULOS S, JRC Ispra (IT);PETIT P, JRC Ispra (IT);SALTELLI A, JRC Ispra (IT);BREITENBACH L, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ECO-INFORMA '97, Bayreuth (DE), 6-9 October 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40931 ORA
Record Number: 199810197 / Last updated on: 1998-02-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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