Registry Service as a flexible GML Server

For many people, the OGC Web Feature Service (WFS) is the canonical GML data server because it is almost always used in this way. But there is an alternative means of using GML, and of serving GML data, that is . . . → Read More: Registry Service as a flexible GML Server

CRS Registry Supports Well-Known Text

Recently, the IOGP (International Association of Oil and Gas Producers) announced support for the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Well–Known Text (WKT) encoding for Coordinate Systems (see http://www.directionsmag.com/pressreleases/iogp-releases-coordinate-reference-system-definitions-in-well-known-text-fo/427321). . . . → Read More: CRS Registry Supports Well-Known Text

Why Does The Registry Part Matter?

In previous articles, we looked at the value of the CSW-ebRIM data model and took some pains to separate the ideas of the data model from the notions of a catalogue or registry — see “Richer Semantics for Geography – . . . → Read More: Why Does The Registry Part Matter?

Feature Equivalence and Canonical Representatives

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

Registries – Beyond Databases Part 2 – Built-In Data Governance

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

Richer Semantics for Geography – CSW-ebRIM

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

Registries for GeoINT

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

Fast deployment on the Third Platform

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

When Do We Start Thinking of Cities as Systems?

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?

Creating and Curating Geographic Knowledge with INdicio

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