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GeoJournal

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 125–129 | Cite as

A concept for global access to information on geographical databases

  • Leischner Martin 
  • Kellndorfer Josef 
  • Streck Claudia 
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Abstract

Monitoring of the ecological as well as economical aspects of the planet Earth will in future require more sophisticated data obtaining systems (e. g. satellites) and data processing devices (e. g. GIS). In order to process the great amount of data, detailed information on geographical databases has to be provided in an easy way. In this paper a concept of an information system on geographical databases is presented which encompasses a centrally managed international directory with summary information as well as local information interfaces geographical databases. An information interface provides detailed information on the extent, structure and geographical meaning of the data stored in the geographical database belonging to it. To describe this information a conceptual scheme, based on an object oriented approach, is developed.

Keywords

Information System Data Processing Environmental Management Local Information Economical Aspect 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leischner Martin 
    • 1
  • Kellndorfer Josef 
    • 2
  • Streck Claudia 
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Informatik der Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Geographie der Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  3. 3.Institut für Geographie der Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany

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