Towards 3D Spatial Data Infrastructures (3D-SDI) based on open standards — experiences, results and future issues

  • Jens Basanow
  • Pascal Neis
  • Steffen Neubauer
  • Arne Schilling
  • Alexander Zipf
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


The creation of Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI) has been an important and actively studied topic in geoscience research for years. It is also regarded in politics and by decision makers as leveraging technology for reducing thr time and cost of geo services for internal usage as well as for public information services. In Europe, the new INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) directive 2007/2/EC provides general rules for implementating national spatial data infrastructures for environmental policies. SDIs must rely on open standards specified by the Open Geospatial Consortium (CSW, WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS, OpenLS, etc.)


Digital Elevation Model City Model Business Process Execution Language Spatial Data Infrastructure Open Geospatial Consortium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Basanow
    • 1
  • Pascal Neis
    • 1
  • Steffen Neubauer
    • 1
  • Arne Schilling
    • 1
  • Alexander Zipf
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences Mainz & University of BonnCartographyGermany

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