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Geospatial Data Infrastructure: Concepts, Cases and Good Practice

By: Richard Groot and John Douglas McLaughlin

286 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Aug 2000 | #108541 | ISBN: 0198233817
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About this book

Provides the concepts, some descriptive cases, and recommended good practices for the design and implementation of Geospatial Data Infrastructure (GDI), which facilitates sharing of geoinformation at affordable costs in support of well-informed decision-making in public and private enterprise endeavours.


Contents

Foreword; 1. Introduction; 2. Who wants a GDI?; 3. GDI from a legal perspective; 4. Funding an NGDI; 5. The role of standards in support of GDI; 6. Quality management in GDI; 7 ANTICIPATING CULTURAL FACTORS OF GDI; 8 THE FOUNDATION TECHNOLOGIES; 9 GDI ARCHITECTURES; 10 CONCEPTUAL TOOLS FOR SPECIFYING GEOSPATIAL DESCRIPTIONS; 11 SPATIAL REFERENCING; 12 PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING IN SUPPORT OF GDI; 13 ACCESS TO GDI AND THE FUNCTION OF VISUALIZATION TOOLS; 14 HUMAN RESOURCES ISSUES IN THE EMERGING GDI ENVIRONMENT; 15 FOUR CASES; 16 ADVANCING THE GDI CONCEPT

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