Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures

Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures

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Metadata play a fundamental role in both DLs and SDIs. Commonly defined as qstructured data about dataq or qdata which describe attributes of a resourceq or, more simply, qinformation about dataq, 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).A geographic data catalog is an example of a service that manages or publishes directly geospatial data descriptions, i.e. ... As it can be observed, there exists a close relationship between the different types of metadata used by the distinct GI anbsp;...

Title:Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures
Author: Javier Nogueras-Iso, Francisco Javier Zarazaga-Soria, Pedro R. Muro-Medrano
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2005-03-30

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