This book represents years of work by the ICA Spatial Knowledge Requirements Fee through the 1995-2003 ICA cycles.
It consists of an Introduction and 6 Regional Abstract chapters that describe the spatial metadata actions occurring in Europe, North America, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Africa/Center East, and the ISO group. These chapters supply the broader context and description of the milieu the place these necessities run, in order that the reader can extra shortly perceive the scientific and technical framework from whence a selected normal has emerged. The third part is an entire itemizing of all the three ranges of scientific and technical attributes, and their definition by the addition of a set of definitions for metadata phrases utilized within the book. The fourth part, and certainly the most important, consists of 22 chapters that consider every of the most important nationwide and international spatial metadata necessities worldwide, and additionally incorporates a few consultant topic profile derived from a serious normal. They’ve truly been carried out when it comes to all three ranges of traits Every analysis has been carried out by a Fee member who has truly been an lively participant within the improvement of the usual being examined within the native language of that requirement. The fifth space features a abstract cross-desk wall measurement abstract chart that features all 22 requirements and profiles which are cross organized by 70 of the important attributes. The columns supply a thumbnail sketch of every particular person commonplace, whereas the rows assist with a quick comparability of particular person important attributes throughout all of the 22 necessities and profiles. Many readers of our earlier book have truly began their necessities examination course of with this cross-desk.
This present book on spatial metadata necessities has been intentionally created to perform as a companion working quantity to the 1997 book the Fee revealed on Spatial Knowledge Switch Requirements, Moellering & Hogan, Editors, ISBN 008042433.
* Assesses the Nationwide and Worldwide Spatial Metadata Requirements & Profiles of their native languages, then studies the evaluation in a scientifically constant means in a generally made use of scientific language (English).
* Provides a abstract Crosstable of the 22 Spatial Metadata Requirements/Profiles in a big wall-sized desk highlighting 70 of probably the most very important medical qualities.
* Provides the scientific and technical element for every of the 22 Requirements/Profiles to 12 main ranges, fifty eight second ranges, and about 278 tertiary ranges. Scientific and technical attributes can be utilized for all kinds of usages with spatial metadata and related requirements