Geospatial Data Infrastructure: Concepts, Cases, and Good Practice by Richard Groot

Geospatial Data Infrastructure: Concepts, Cases, and Good Practice

byRichard Groot, John Douglas McLaughlin

Hardcover | August 1, 2000

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, under development since the late 1960s, is being applied in a growing variety of public and private sector endeavours: real estate planning, land administration, resource management, environmental monitoring, etc. Each of these endeavoursentails the creation and management of a variety of datasets. In addition to the cost of the technology, the most significant cost element in GIS exploitation is the establishment and maintenance of the relevant standardized databases, keeping these databases current and ensuring their inter-operability. Achieving cost-effective data sharing from different sources, however, requires policies and standards that provide a legislative, regulatory, financial operating environment of predictable integrity: a Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GDI). Its creation demands negotiating agreements defining theinstitutional environment and arrangements between database-producing and using organizations. This book aims to provide a clear conceptual framework, consistent terminology, reference cases, and recommended practices for design, implementation, and management of GDI. It is meant both for academics and for practitioners faced with the design, implementation, and maintenance of GDI at alllevels of government and private sector enterprises, as well as in the international financial institutions involved with underwriting GDI projects.

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Richard Groot is a Professor of Geoinformatics Management and Infrastructure at the International Institute for Aerospace Surveys and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, Netherlands. John Douglas McLaughlin is a Professor in the Department of Land Studies at the Faculty of Geodesy and Geomatics and Engineering at the Universit...

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Title:Geospatial Data Infrastructure: Concepts, Cases, and Good PracticeFormat:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198233817

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Table of Contents

Foreword1. Introduction2. Who wants a GDI?3. GDI from a legal perspective4. Funding an NGDI5. The role of standards in support of GDI6. Quality management in GDI7 Anticipating cultural factors of GDI8 The foundation technologies9 GDI architectures10 Conceptual tools for specifying geospatial descriptions11 Spatial referencing12 Photogrammetry and remote sensing in support of GDI13 Access to GDI and the function of visualization tools14 Human resources issues in the emerging GDI environment15 Four cases16 Advancing the GDI concept