Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures

Both professionals and students will find this book useful.

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Author: Ian P. Williamson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138372501

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Page: 338

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Expert perspectives on SDI theory and practice The spatial data infrastructure (SDI) concept continues to evolve and become an increasingly important element of the infrastructure that supports economic development, environmental management, and social stability. Because of its dynamic and complex nature, however, it remains a fuzzy concept to many, and depending on their needs and circumstances, practitioners, researchers, and governments adopt different views of it. Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures: from Concept to Reality makes a timely contribution to the theory and practice of SDIs and breaks new ground in improving understanding of their relevance and value. It provides expert overviews of policies, concepts, standards, and practices associated with the design, implementation, and operation of SDIs. It introduces the concept of an SDI Hierarchy based on Hierarchical Spatial Reasoning, sets out the similarities and differences between SDIs operating within and between different jurisdictions, and identifies factors key to the success of SDI initiatives. Built on key contributions to the International Symposium on Spatial Data Infrastructure held in Melbourne in November 2001, this book is the first of its kind to provide address both the theoretical and practical aspects of developing appropriate SDIs. It offers unique, detailed discussions on the challenges and direction of future SDI development and thus provides an outstanding resource for those involved in building and maintaining SDIs and for GIS professionals and students.

Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures

Saving development effort by using fundamental and standardised data, guidelines, and tools; • Ability to perform ... required technical features; • Facilitating the development of knowledge infrastructure and communication networks.

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Author: Ian P. Williamson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203485774

Category: Mathematics

Page: 356

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Expert perspectives on SDI theory and practice The spatial data infrastructure (SDI) concept continues to evolve and become an increasingly important element of the infrastructure that supports economic development, environmental management, and social stability. Because of its dynamic and complex nature, however, it remains a fuzzy concept

Geographic Information Systems to Spatial Data Infrastructures

This book draws on author’s wealth of knowledge working on numerous projects across many countries.

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Author: Ian Masser

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429000232

Category: Computers

Page: 356

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This book draws on author’s wealth of knowledge working on numerous projects across many countries. It provides a clear overview of the development of the SDI concept and SDI worldwide implementation and brings a logical chronological approach to the linkage of GIS technology with SDI enabling data. The theory and practice approach help understand that SDI development and implementation is very much a social process of learning by doing. The author masterfully selects main historical developments and updates them with an analytical perspective promoting informed and responsible use of geographic information and geospatial technologies for the benefit of society from local to global scales. Features Subject matter spans thirty years of the development of GIS and SDI. Brings a social science perspective into GIS and SDI debates that have been largely dominated by technical considerations. Based on a world-wide perspective as a result of the author's experience and research in the USA, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Peru, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, and Japan as well as most European countries. Draws upon professional and academic experience relating to pioneering UK and European GIS research initiatives. Includes updated historical material with an analytical perspective explaining what was done right, and what didn't work.

Research and Theory in Advancing Spatial Data Infrastructure Concepts

Proceedings from pharaohs to geoinformatics, FIG Working Week 2005 and 8th International Conference on Global Spatial Data Infrastructure, Egypt, Cairo. Feeney, M.-E. F. 2003. SDIs and decision support. In Developing Spatial Data ...

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Author: Harlan Joseph Onsrud

Publisher: ESRI, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589481626

Category: Science

Page: 308

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Spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) have come a long way in the last two decades.

Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context

NGPO (National Geospatial Programs Office). 2005. United States geological survey. http://www.usgs.gov/ngpo/index.html (accessed April 9, 2005). Nebert, D. D. 2004. Developing spatial data infrastructures: The SDI cookbook.

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Author: Zorica Nedovic-Budic

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439828032

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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In the wake of the so-called information technology revolution, many stakeholders from the public and private sectors (including citizens) have indeed grown accustomed to the promise and usability of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) for data access, use, and sharing. Analyzing the obstacles as well as the processes and mechanisms of integration and implementation, Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context: North and South investigates the technological and the non-technological aspects of the widespread adoption of spatial data infrastructures. Supporting theoretical issues with empirical studies, the editors pay particular attention to the non-technological aspects of organizational, financial, and legal issues including owner rights, liability, copyrights, and compatibility with precedent and supercedent laws. The authors also highlight the importance of understanding the local environment and circumstances in the process of tailoring the approaches to the conditions that characterize societies of different cultural, institutional, and economic settings. Designed to improve the accessibility, interoperability, and affordability of spatial data, the book focuses on the increasing challenges associated with integrating individuals and organizations into a network to support (1) public authorities and administrations at various levels, (2) thematic user communities, (3) enterprises, and (4) citizen-oriented society as a whole. It addresses the implementation and development of spatial data infrastructures for a wide range of themes, applicable technical standards and protocols, and specific organizational issues unique to data policy. Highlighting the potential for profound changes to the access, use, and exchange of spatial data for citizens, organizations, and geographically related applications, and therefore to the role and interaction of the stakeholders from the public and private sectors, this timely contribution provides new insights into improving our understanding of the increasing relevance, applicability, and value of spatial data infrastructures.

Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures

Geolibrary experiences could provide knowledge for the development of concepts in many of the main components of a spatial data infrastructure mentioned before. In this sense, geolibraries could be considered as a part of the spatial ...

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Author: Javier Nogueras-Iso

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540275084

Category: Science

Page: 263

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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).

Spatial Data Infrastructures at Work

Land administration for sustainable development. Redlands: ESRI Press. Williamson, I. P., Rajabifard, A. and Feeney, M.-E. F. (Eds.) (2003). Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures. From concept to reality. London / New York: Taylor and ...

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Author: Ezra Dessers

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9789058679376

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

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Spatial data identifies the geographic location of natural and constructed features and boundaries on Earth, and has become increasingly important in various administrative practices. In order to facilitate access, use, and sharing of spatial data among organisations, information is brought together in clustered initiatives known as Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs). In Spatial Data Infrastructures at Work, Ezra Dessers introduces spatial enablement as a key concept to describe the realisation of SDI objectives in the context of individual public sector processes. Drawing on four years of research, Dessers argues that it has become essential, even unavoidable, to manage and (re)design inter-organisational process chains in order to further advance the role of SDIs as an enabling platform for a spatially enabled society. Detailed case studies illustrate that the process he describes is the setting in which one can see the SDI at work. This book is must-read material for academics, practitioners, and policymakers dealing with sdi and spatial enablement. By extension, the book will also be of great interest to anyone confronted with societal issues that call for an integrated approach, implying in-depth cooperation between multiple organisations.

An Architectural View of Spatial Data Infrastructures

Steps toward an ecology of infrastructure: Design and access for large information spaces. ... Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures: From Concept to Reality, chapter State SDI Development: A Victorian Perspective, pages 147e164.

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Author: Rubén Béjar Hernández

Publisher: Universidad de Zaragoza

ISBN: 9788415538813

Category: Computers

Page: 136

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Las infraestructuras de datos espaciales son grandes sistemas de información distribuidos en Internet, basados en estándares abiertos y que permiten compartir y usar datos cuya localización es importante, como carreteras, imágenes de satélite y aéreas, negocios y lugares de interés turístico, mapas de ruido y contaminación, callejeros o datos demográficos. Este libro presenta una aproximación basada en arquitecturas de sistemas de información distribuidos para especificar y documentar infraestructuras de datos espaciales y facilitar así su desarrollo y análisis.

Principles of Spatial Data Infrastructure

The book provides an overview of SDI policies, concepts, and practices associated with the design and implementation of an SDI to support spatially enabled societies.

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Author: Abbas Rajabifard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482248689

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Spatial data infrastructures (SDIs) are being established across the globe in the most diverse political, institutional, and legal settings. The ultimate objectives of the SDI initiatives are promoting economic development, stimulating better cooperation and government, and fostering environmental sustainability. The book provides an overview of SDI policies, concepts, and practices associated with the design and implementation of an SDI to support spatially enabled societies. Technical aspects such as standards, networks, metadata, and clearinghouse concepts focus on developed and developing countries.

Developing Geographic Information Infrastructures

National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics , 2000 , Toward a National Health Information Infrastructure ( http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/NHII2kReport . htm ) Nebert , D.D. , 2000 , Developing Spatial Data Infrastructures : The SDI ...

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Author: Bastiaan Loenen

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9040726167

Category: Science

Page: 408

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"Within information societies, information availability is a key issue affecting societys well being. A geographic information infrastructure (GII) is the underlying foundation of such a society with regards to geographic information. Access to government information policies are important for the availability and successful use of the information and the success of the GII itself. Yet there have been only a few investigations into access policy oriented towards GII developments. This book adds to this perspective. Through the creation of a GII maturity matrix describing the development in GIIs, it presents new insights in the role access policies may play in the development of GIIs. The book provides policy makers with strategy guidelines for GII development, as well as information about which access policy would best promote the use of geographic information. This should result in a GII that is able to perform its appropriate infrastructure function in an information society."