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1.1 Objectives

The section below outlines the research objectives formulated at the start of this thesis.

One objective of this thesis is to investigate the current state of client-side web mapping technology, with an emphasis on the different Smart Map Browsing characteristics of free Internet map applications. The term Smart Map Browsing will be defined as a result of this investigation.

For the practical part of this thesis, a Smart Map Browsing feature will be selected and applied to pure JavaScript web mapping applications. The objective of this extension is to increase the usability of such applications in web browsers. It is also hoped that a resulting solution will be widely applicable so that it can be easily integrated into existing free web mapping applications.

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