A Study on Geospatial Constrained Process Modeling Using UML Activity Diagrams

  • Guobin Zhu
  • Xinwei Zhu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 181)


This paper studies an extended process model under geospatial constraints using UML 2.0 activity diagrams. The geometry (i.e. point, line and polygon) models and geospatial relationship (i.e. measurement, sequential, and topology) models used in the paper are tailored from OGC and ISO/TC 211 standards with respect to requirements of process management. On the basis of these models, the paper analyzes how geospatial information restrains activities in process meta-model and how it acts on activities. Further, an UML profile is derived based on UML activity diagrams, and is validated by a case scenario. The contribution of this paper is marked as two points. First, the geometry models and geospatial relationship models proposed in this paper are based on abstract specification of international standards, making them better for understanding, sharing, and exchanging. Second, the geospatial constraints relied on geospatial relationship models adapt to most cases in process modeling, making them more generalizable and extendable.


Geospatial Constraint Process Modeling UML Activity Diagram 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guobin Zhu
    • 1
  • Xinwei Zhu
    • 1
  1. 1.International School of SoftwareWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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