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Interoperating Geographic Information Systems : Second International Conference, Interop'99, Zurich, Switzerland, March 10-12, 1999 Proceedings - Andrej Vckovaki

Interoperating Geographic Information Systems

Second International Conference, Interop'99, Zurich, Switzerland, March 10-12, 1999 Proceedings

By: Andrej Vckovaki (Editor), Kurt E. Brassel (Editor), Hans-Jorg Schek (Editor)

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These proceedings collect the papers selected for the 2nd International Conf- ence on Interoperating GeographicInformationSystems held in Zur ¨ ich, Switz- land, 10-12 March, 1999. Interoperabilityhasbecomeanissueinmanyareasofinformationtechnology in the last decade. Computers are used everywhere, and there is an increasing need to share various types of resources such as data and services. This is es- ciallytrueinthecontextofspatialinformation.Spatialdatahavebeencollected, digitized and stored in many di?erent and di?ering repositories. Computer so- ware has been developed to manage, analyse and visualize spatial information. Producing such data and software has become an important business oppor- nity. In everydayspatialinformation handling in manyorganisationsand o?ces, however, interoperability is far from being a matter of fact. Incompatibilities in data formats, software products, spatial conceptions, quality standards, and models of the world continue to create as synchronicity among constituent parts of operating spatial systems. As a follow-upto the ?rst InternationalConference on Interoperating Geographic Information Systems held 1997 in Santa Barbara, California, the Interop'99 tries to provide a scienti?c platform for researchers in this area. Theinternationalprogramcommitteecarefullyselected22papersforpres- tation at the conference and publication in this volume. Additionally, this v- ume contains three invited contributions by Gio Wiederhold, Adrian Cuthbert and Gun ¨ ther Landgraf. Every paper was sent to three members of the program committee and other experts for review. The reviews resulted in a three-day single-track conference program that left some room for a few half-day tutorials on various topics regarding GIS interoperability.

Interoperability: Invited Contributions
Mediation to Deal with Heterogeneous Data Sourcesp. 1
OpenGIS: Tales from a Small Market Townp. 17
Evolution of EO/GIS Interoperability towards an Integrated Application Infrastructurep. 29
Identification
Feature Identities, Descriptors and Handlesp. 41
A Global Unique Persistent Object ID for Geospatial Information Sharingp. 55
Infrastructure
Implementation Architecture for a National Data Centerp. 65
Architecture Considerations for Advanced Earth Observation Application Systemsp. 75
A Spatial Data Infrastructure for the Hindu Kush - Himalayan Regionp. 91
Interoperability for GIScience Educationp. 101
Implementation
Adding an Interoperable Server Interface to a Spatial Database: Implementation Experiences with OpenMapTMp. 115
Interoperability in Practice: Problems in Semantic Conversion from Current Technology to OpenGISp. 129
Building a Prototype OpenGIS(r) Demonstration from Interoperable GIS Componentsp. 139
Vectors and Graphics
Modeling and Sharing Graphic Presentations of Geospatial Datap. 151
Towards OpenGIS Systemsp. 163
Semantics
Semantic and Geometric Aspects of Integrating Road Networksp. 177
Assessing Semantic Similarities among Geospatial Feature Class Definitionsp. 189
Proceeding on the Road of Semantic Interoperability - Design of a Semantic Mapper Based on a Case Study from Transportationp. 203
What Are Sports Grounds? Or: Why Semantics Requires Interoperabilityp. 217
Heterogeneous Databases
Identifying Semantically Similar Elements in Heterogeneous Spatial Databases Using Predicate Logic Expressionsp. 231
Designing a Mediator for Managing Relationships between Distributed Objectsp. 253
Geospatial Mediator Functions and Container-Based Fast Transfer Interface in SI3CO Test-Bedp. 265
Plug and Play: Interoperability in Concertp. 277
Representation
Functional Extensions of a Raster Representation for Topological Relationsp. 293
3D Synthetic Environment Representation Using the "Non-Manifold 3D Winged-Edge" Data Structurep. 305
Pluggable Terrain Module - Moving Digital Terrain Modelling to a Distributed Geoprocessing Environmentp. 315
Author Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9783540657255
ISBN-10: 3540657258
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 4th March 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.49