MAP DATABASE TRANSFER STANDARDS: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

As ITS achieves commercial deployment, the efficient and effective transfer of map data is becoming an increasingly important issue. Map data of the accuracy and detail required by ITS applications is very expensive to create and maintain, so it is highly desirable to have many users share the same database. The de facto international transfer standard is the European Geographic Data File, which is currently under a period of extensive revisions and refinements to suit international needs. There are several national standards for map transfer, which may be compatible with CEN GDF. CEN GDF is currently being used as the foundation for the ISO standard for map database transfer. The authors, both of whom are active participants in national and international map database standards efforts, recently led a workshop on developing an ITS profile for the Spatial Data Transfer Standard. SDTS is a standard developed by the US government for spatial data transfer that is currently not widely used, due to the lack of profiles which specialise it for particular applications. The workshop concluded that ISO GDF should be the foundation for the IVHS profile for SDTS. This paper reports on the results of that workshop in greater detail and discusses the implications for international standards efforts. This paper also discusses current progress in ISO TC 204 on further GDF as the ISO standard for transfer. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, see IRRD abstract 868345.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 65-75

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00722225
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0-86910-663-5
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1996 12:00AM