Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Geography Markup Language

  • Jayant SharmaEmail author
  • John Herring
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_179


Geography markup language; GML; ISO 19136: geographic information – geography markup language


Geography Markup Language (GML) (http://www.opengis.net/gml/) is an XML vocabulary that can be used as the basis for the modeling, transfer, communication, or storage of geographic feature information. It is defined and maintained by members of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), a voluntary consensus standards organization that develops standards for geospatial information handling and location-based services. It has been accepted as one of and harmonized with the standards of ISO/TC 211: Geographic information (http://www.isotc211.org/). The official copies of all versions of the GML specification and related OGC standards can be found at http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/. The most recent version of the core GML, version 3.2.1, is identical with ISO 19136 (http://www.isotc211.org/Outreach/Overview/Factsheet_19136.pdf). An extension of GML, version 3.3.0, is...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oracle USA IncNashuaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ralf Hartmut Güting
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  1. 1.Fakultät für Mathematik und InformatikFernuniversität HagenHagenGermany