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Issues and prospects for the next generation of the spatial data transfer standard (SDTS)

International Journal of Geographical Information Science

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DOI: 10.1080/136588198241851

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Abstract

The Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS) was designed to be capable of representing virtually any data model, rather than being a prescription for a single data model. It has fallen short of this ambitious goal for a number of reasons, which this paper investigates. In addition to issues that might have been anticipated in its design, a number of new issues have arisen since its initial development. These include the need to support explicit feature definitions, incremental update, value-added extensions, and change tracking within large, national databases. It is time to consider the next stage of evolution for SDTS. This paper suggests development of an Object Profile for SDTS that would integrate concepts for a dynamic schema structure, OpenGIS interface, and CORBA IDL.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Issues and prospects for the next generation of the spatial data transfer standard (SDTS)
Series title:
International Journal of Geographical Information Science
DOI:
10.1080/136588198241851
Volume
12
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1998
Language:
English
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
403
Last page:
425
Number of Pages:
23