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Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures

Resources, Interoperability and Information Retrieval

Authors: Nogueras-Iso, Javier, Zarazaga-Soria, Francisco Javier, Muro-Medrano, Pedro R.

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Metadata play a fundamental role in both DLs and SDIs. Commonly defined as "structured data about data" or "data which describe attributes of a resource" or, more simply, "information about data", it is an essential requirement for locating and evaluating available data. Therefore, this book focuses on the study of different metadata aspects, which contribute to a more efficient use of DLs and SDIs. The three main issues addressed are: the management of nested collections of resources, the interoperability between metadata schemas, and the integration of information retrieval techniques to the discovery services of geographic data catalogs (contributing in this way to avoid metadata content heterogeneity).

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"The book focuses on technologies and methodologies that can provide better utilization of metadata within spatial data infrastructures. … The concepts exposed, in addition to the examples and a thorough corpus of additional bibliographic references, will bring readers to a better understanding of the design and management of future geospatial data infrastructures. This is an excellent book, which I recommend reading." (Alessandro Berni, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (5), 2008)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Spatial Data Infrastructures and related concepts

    Pages 1-30

  • A metadata infrastructure for the management of nested collections

    Pages 31-88

  • Interoperability between metadata standards

    Pages 89-127

  • The use of disambiguated thesauri to improve information retrieval

    Pages 129-168

  • Integrating the concepts within the components of a Spatial Data Infrastructure

    Pages 169-196

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geographic Information Metadata for Spatial Data Infrastructures
Book Subtitle
Resources, Interoperability and Information Retrieval
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27508-4
DOI
10.1007/3-540-27508-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24464-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06380-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 263
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