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A Global Unique Persistent Object ID for Geospatial Information Sharing

  • Yaser A. Bishr
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1580)

Abstract

Achieving interoperability between geospatial applications is a challenging research issue that attracts the attention of a growing number of scientists. By interoperability we mean that users of geospatial information systems can share their information in a distributed and heterogeneous environment. In such a distributed environment establishing relationships between geospatial objects require a mechanism to provide a persistent and globally unique object identifier, GUOID. In this paper we argue that given the reasons for the need of GUOIDs, an object is not required to be stored with a GUOID in local databases. Instead, a mechanism to provide a GUOID is only required when objects are outside the address space of the local database.

Keywords

Local Database Unique Object Geospatial Information Internet Engineer Task Force Uniform Resource Locator 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaser A. Bishr
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  1. 1.Institute for GeoinformaticsUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

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