According to ISO 19109 (General Feature Model), a feature is a model of some real world entity or phenomenon. Features can be concrete entities like buildings or roadways, abstract ones like municipal boundaries or even temporal events like the occurrence . . . → Read More: Feature Equivalence and Canonical Representatives
This is the second post in our series about Registries:
Registries – Beyond Databases: Part 1 – A Better Place to Start Registries – Beyond Databases: Part 2 – Built-In Data Governance
In Part 1 of this series . . . → Read More: Registries – Beyond Databases Part 2 – Built-In Data Governance
When I was first working on the Geography Markup Language (GML) in 1998, I was much taken with the efforts of the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and associated RDF Schema (RDFS) to incorporate greater meaning into the description of things, . . . → Read More: Richer Semantics for Geography – CSW-ebRIM
Using geospatial information for effective and actionable intelligence may depend as much on semantics as is does on geography. Knowing a threat location is of interest, but that information is enormously more valuable if intelligence sources can easily classify the . . . → Read More: Registries for GeoINT
Information technology goes through periodic revolutions which radically change the landscape for computer companies and software vendors and, of course, their customers. Computers began with the era of mainframes in the 1950s, followed by the emergence of mini-computers in the . . . → Read More: Fast deployment on the Third Platform
It seems rather strange to be asking this question with the 21st century well underway, and with the threat of serious climate change on our horizon, but nonetheless it needs to be asked. When are we going to start thinking . . . → Read More: When Do We Start Thinking of Cities as Systems?
All of us make decisions about places. Where should we go for a holiday? What should we see? What should we do when we get there?
For some, the decisions are much weightier with far-reaching consequences. Will the new office . . . → Read More: Creating and Curating Geographic Knowledge with INdicio
In the early days of computer-based map making, maps were made using a printing process. Each colour (black, blue, etc.) was separately applied as “layer” to the map sheets as they went through the printing press. The layer for each . . . → Read More: Maps, Map Features, Objects, and BIM
Many have predicted that the next 10 years will (finally) be the era of wearable computing devices. iGlasses, watches, bangles, and rings all connected to the world around us, in the initial stages through your local router (a.k.a phone) and, . . . → Read More: Platform for Wearable Computing Applications
I have seen many instances lately where an organization starts down the road of developing a spatial data infrastructure (SDI), or a broader cyberinfrastructure, and ends up deploying only a GeoPortal. While the cataloguing of data sets and services is . . . → Read More: Why GeoPortals are neither an SDI nor a Cyberinfrastructure