World Spatial Metadata Standards

Author: ICA Commission of Spatial Data Standards
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080439497
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Introduction to spatial metadata standards in the world -- Regional summaries of spatial metadata developments and associated activities -- Scientific and technical characteristics for assessing metadata standards for geographic datasets -- Scientific and technical assessments with full descriptions of the spatial metadata standards -- Crosstable of national and international spatial metadata standards and associated characteristics.

Online GIS and Spatial Metadata

Author: Terry Bossomaier
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203306058
Format: PDF, ePub
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The World Wide Web presents many new, exciting prospects for geographic information systems, but also numerous technical, practical and organizational challenges. Users no longer require specialized and expensive hardware, software and data, and they can access a GIS readily from almost anywhere, using off-the-shelf browser software. An online GIS removes the need to collate all the necessary elements in a single database. Instead it has the potential to seamlessly combine datasets that are stored on many different servers and maintained by many different organizations. However, to realize this potential it is crucial to develop appropriate standards and protocols. Such problems belong to the realm of "spatial metadata" which forms the basis of this book. The book covers the principles, techniques and standards for online GIS, including online spatial information and data warehousing. It examines the idea of metadata and outlines why it is important today, especially in the context of online information. It explains the underlying methodologies, including relevant standards, and the tools and skills needed to manage metadata. Finally, the subject is placed in the context of global GIS: putting data online; creating metadata; creating virtual data warehouses; geographical agents, and spatial data mining.

Encyclopedia of GIS

Author: Shashi Shekhar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038730858X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Encyclopedia of GIS provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide, contributed by experts and peer-reviewed for accuracy, and alphabetically arranged for convenient access. The entries explain key software and processes used by geographers and computational scientists. Major overviews are provided for nearly 200 topics: Geoinformatics, Spatial Cognition, and Location-Based Services and more. Shorter entries define specific terms and concepts. The reference will be published as a print volume with abundant black and white art, and simultaneously as an XML online reference with hyperlinked citations, cross-references, four-color art, links to web-based maps, and other interactive features.

Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures

Author: Javier Nogueras-Iso
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540244646
Format: PDF, ePub
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Metadata play a fundamental role in both DLs and SDIs. Commonly defined as "structured data about data" or "data which describe attributes of a resource" or, more simply, "information about data", it is an essential requirement for locating and evaluating available data. Therefore, this book focuses on the study of different metadata aspects, which contribute to a more efficient use of DLs and SDIs. The three main issues addressed are: the management of nested collections of resources, the interoperability between metadata schemas, and the integration of information retrieval techniques to the discovery services of geographic data catalogs (contributing in this way to avoid metadata content heterogeneity).

Metadata and Semantic Research

Author: Salvador Sanchez-Alonso
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642165524
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Metadata and semantic research is a growing complex ecosystem of conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and technological frameworks, offering innovative computational solutions in the design and development of computer-based systems. Within this perspective, researchers working in the area need to further develop and integrate a broad range of methods, results, and solutions coming from different areas. MTSR has been designed as a forum allowing researchers to present and discuss specialized results as general contributions to the field. This volume collects the papers selected for presentation at the 4th International Conference on Metadata and Semantic Research (MTSR 2010), held in Alcala de Henares––a world heritage city and birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes––at the University of Alcala (October 20–22, 2010). The first MTSR conference was held online in 2005, followed by two more editions: in Corfu (2007) and in Milan (2009). The experience acquired during the past five years, and the warm welcome of MTSR by the research community, encouraged us to organize this new edition of the series, and turn it into a yearly event. According to the number and quality of the contributions submitted for revision, our 2010 effort was again a considerable success.

The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data

Author: Joseph J. Kerski
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589482449
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Readers will understand how to find, evaluate, and analyze data to solve location-based problems. This guide covers practical issues such as copyrights, cloud computing, online data portals, volunteered geographic information, and international data with supplementary exercises.

Geoinformation Metadata in INSPIRE and SDI

Author: Leszek Litwin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642158629
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book is a new comprehensive textbook about creating and publishing geoinformation metadata. It is a compendium of knowledge about geoinformation metadata in INSPIRE Directive and Spatial Information Infrastructures. It contains the knowledge necessary to understand prior to the creation of geoinformation metadata. Metadata – “data about data” - describe the layers of spatial data (data series, services) responding to the questions: what?, why?, when?, who?, how? and where? Geoinformation metadata allows for exact search of the spatial data according to given criteria, regardless of where this data is located. On 15 May 2007 the EU Directive 2007/2/EC came into force establishing Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe - INSPIRE. The proper functioning of the infrastructure for spatial information would not be possible without the metadata.

Spatial Data Quality

Author: Wenzhong Shi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203303245
Format: PDF, ePub
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As research in the geosciences and social sciences becomes increasingly dependent on computers, applications such as geographical information systems are becoming indispensable tools. But the digital representations of phenomena that these systems require are often of poor quality, leading to inaccurate results, uncertainty, error propagation, and potentially legal liability. Spatial data quality has become an essential research topic within geographical information science. This book covers many of the cutting-edge research issues related to spatial data quality, including measurement in GIS and geostatistics, the modeling of spatial objects that have inherent uncertainty, spatial data quality control, quality management, communicating uncertainty and resolution, reasoning and decision-making, visualization of uncertainty and error metadata. Spatial Data Quality will be of interest to anyone undertaking research using GIS and related technologies.