From European Standard to User Service

Ole Illum Jacobi, Morten Lind

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    Today’s public administration and planning need access to proper spatial information. The tremendous growth in the area of maps and other geographically referenced databases increases the needs of the user as well as the supplier of information for an overview of the jungle of spatial data. The answer to this need is a metadata service that gives relevant and up-to-date, at-your-fingertips information on available geographical datasets.As a result of the work in the standardization organizations, we are now, luckily, able to take the first steps towards an implementation of metadata services based on “de jure” European standards.This paper will discuss earlier experiences in the field of metadata initiatives and identify technical and conceptual problems in the metadata area. We will point out a number of positive factors in our present situation that gives us better opportunities in the design of the next generation of metadata services.On the basis of recent Danish experiences with implementation of the CEN/TC 287 standard into a WWW Geographical Information metadata service, we will present and discuss some general issues: The conceptual strategy, the implementation of dataset descriptions, as well as the system components that add user and query functionality to the metadatabase.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings Volume 2,
    Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
    Publication date1997
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    Event3rd Joint European Conference and Exhibition on Geographical Information - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 16 Apr 199718 Apr 1997
    Conference number: 3


    Conference3rd Joint European Conference and Exhibition on Geographical Information

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