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SDW BP Glossary Issue 192: Geographic Information and GIS

From: Little, Chris <chris.little@metoffice.gov.uk>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2017 12:01:55 +0000
To: Linda van den Brink <l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl>, "Tandy, Jeremy" <jeremy.tandy@metoffice.gov.uk>
CC: "public-sdw-wg@w3.org" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
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1. "Geographic information (also geospatial data): Information concerning phenomena implicitly or explicitly associated with a location relative to the Earth."

This is exactly the ISO TC211 definition, but it comes from ISO 19101-1:2014 §4.1.18 not ISO-19101 §4.16.

2. "Geographic information system (GIS): An information system dealing with information concerning phenomena associated with location relative to the Earth."

This is exactly the ISO TC211 definition, but it comes from ISO 19101-1:2014 §4.1.20 not ISO-19101 §4.18. However, in English, I would prefer to have location in the plural, as it makes more sense and more straightforward. Has anyone seen a GIS that only handles one location? 

Proposal: add "s", put link to ISO TC211 spreadsheet, and reference to ISO19101-1:2014, but suppressing the paragraph references which may change within two years.

3. "Geographic information (also geospatial data): Information concerning phenomena implicitly or explicitly associated with a location relative to the Earth. [[http://www.isotc211.org/TC211_Multi-Lingual_Glossary-2016-06-28_Published.xls|ISO Definition from ISO 19101-1:2014]]"

4. "2. "Geographic information system (GIS): An information system dealing with information concerning phenomena associated with locations relative to the Earth. [[http://www.isotc211.org/TC211_Multi-Lingual_Glossary-2016-06-28_Published.xls|ISO Definition from ISO 19101-1:2014]]"

Chris Little
Co-Chair, OGC Meteorology & Oceanography Domain Working Group

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