usgswais map interface, GILS database

Eliot Christian (echristi@USGS.GOV)
Thu, 15 Jun 1995 06:10:13 -0400

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Date: Thu, 15 Jun 1995 06:10:13 -0400
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From: echristi@USGS.GOV (Eliot Christian)
Subject: usgswais map interface, GILS database

Through UMass/Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval, Jeff Gelbard is
working on GILS-aware software, based on Ameritech's WinPAC client, that
implements Z39.50v2 search and retrieval. This software would be bundled as
an external protocol, e.g., via OLE in Windows, in WWW browsers such as NCSA
Mosaic. This is in testing now, so please advise of any GILS-compliant
servers that have databases to test against.

We are also interested in including the ability to form a spatial search, as
was done in the WinWAIS client. However, it needs to be in the form of a DLL
or VBX and my support person for the WinWAIS client is long gone. 

Please respond directly to <jgelbard@CS.UMASS.EDU>

Eliot Christian, US Geological Survey, 802 National Center, Reston VA 22092 Phone(703)648-7245 FAX(703)648-7069