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GML Data Management: Framework and Prototype

  • Weili Wang
  • Fabiao Wang
  • Zhiping Qian
  • Long Zhang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6637)

Abstract

Geography Markup Language (GML) with the feature of XML-encoding and full-formed specification has been widely used in various application systems as internal representation of geo-spatial data for its efficient interoperability in heterogeneous systems. This arises the problem of how to effectively manipulate GML data which is different from pure XML data with both non-spatial information as properties of geographical features and spatial information as geometry. The GML researches focus on separate processing technology which cannot provide a whole geo-spatial data management service for users or developers. In this paper, we propose a GML data management framework and analyze how the related technology cooperate to fill the need of geo-spatial data expressing, processing and exchanging. Storage, query, index and user interface modules of the framework are presented based on GML/XML technology. These modules were implemented in the prototype of GML Data Management System (GDMS).

Keywords

Geo-spatial data GML GML data management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Weili Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fabiao Wang
    • 1
  • Zhiping Qian
    • 1
  • Long Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science and TechnologyTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.School of Info. Eng.Nanchang UniversityNanchangChina

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