GDF WORKS! THE VALIDATION OF THE DIGITAL MAP STANDARD

This paper observes the finalization of the geographic data file (GDF) standard in Europe. In late 1995, after a decade of developments and validation carried out by a number of forums and projects, GDF became a European standard being mandatory for national adoption. In its final form, GDF provides concepts and specifications for modeling geographic information suited for and required by telematics applications in the road transport, traffic, and management sector. Although mainly recognized as a data exchange format, the underlying data structure of GDF is the actual core that makes this standard tailor made for the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) world. This paper describes how GDF advanced the establishment of a collaboration of European data producers in creating extensive and substantial data bases of the uniform European Digital Road Map. At the same time, the utilization of GDF gave valuable feedback for the fine-tuning of the specifications. This means that the standard has proved its worth in practice by demonstrating both applicability and final adjustment of the initial concepts. In fact, GDF works!

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Five volumes of papers and one volume of abstracts comprise the published set of conference materials.
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  • Authors:
    • CLAUSSEN, H
    • Hiestermann, V
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  • Publication Date: 1995-11

Language

  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 1638

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  • Accession Number: 00723451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 1996 12:00AM