[Geowanking] EU GIS / metadata standards
jo at abduction.org
Wed Mar 24 05:26:34 PST 2004
i spent a few hours in the strange online world of EU GIS initiatives.
http://www.ec-gis.org/inspire/ seems to be where development is focusing;
amongst the group's "Principles":
[[ Geographic information needed for good governance at all levels should
be abundant under conditions that do not refrain its extensive use ]]
during my journey i saw many references to ISO 19115, a metadata standard
for geographic information. curious to know how this compares to
public metadata schemas such as femke's work with mindswap, the cyc
vocabulary for geography, descriptions for OGC Simple Features, with an
eye to establishing mappings between ontologies or extrapolating a 'core'
feature description set.
imagine my chagrin when i discover i have to *buy* ISO standards. suddenly
the OGC seems a model of enlightened, web-clue transparency.
does anyone have IS0 g3o w4r3z i could look at?
"Common sense won't tell you. We have to tell each other." -DNA
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