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  1. NEW BOOK IN PRESS
    WORLD SPATIAL METADATA STANDARDS

    Being Published by Elsevier Science/Pergamon   
    ISBN - 0080439497
    Harold Moellering, Editor-in-Chief
    Henri Aalders, Associate Editor
    Aaron Crane, Associate Editor
    Spring, 2005  

     The primary goal of this ICA book is to provide a set of scientific and technical characteristics by which any national or international spatial metadata standard can be assessed.  The Introduction provides an informative discussion by Prof. Henri Aalders of Delft University.  The Part II Regional Metadata Activities provides a broader context with which the reader can more easily comprehend the various national and international metadata standards activities in the various continents, as well as a perspective of the ISO TC211 Committee on Geomatics/ Geographic Information.  Parts III presents the scientific and technical characteristics themselves, while Part IV provides chapters on each of the national and international spatial metadata standards in the world, as well as a selected set of subject matter applications profiles.  Part V provides a poster- sized cross table of the 70 critical characteristics of these spatial metadata standards.

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    1. Introduction to World Spatial Metadata Standards
    An Introduction to Metadata for Geographic Information - Henri J.G.L. Aalders (NL)

    2. Regional Summaries of Spatial Metadata Developments and Associated
    Activities - Edited by Henri J.G.L. Aalders
    European Efforts in the Field of Geographic Metadata and Related SDI
    Activities - Henri Aalders (NL) François Salgé (FR), & Alexander
    Martynenko (RUS)
    North American Metadata Standards Developments in Canada and the
    United States of America - Kian Fadaie (CDN), Julie Binder Maitra (USA),
    Valerie E. Hume (CDN), Harold Moellering (USA) & Henri J.G.L. Aalders
    (NL)
    Metadata Standards Development Activities in the Asia- Pacific Region
    - Craig Macauley (AUS), Du Daosheng (China), Kazuhiko Akeno (Japan) &
    Tae-Jung Min (Korea)
    Metadata Standards Development Activities in Central and South
    America, and the Caribbean - Tatiana Delgado-Fernandez (CU), Dora Inéz
    Rey-Martinez (PCIDEA) & Martha Ivette Chaparro-Dominguez (CO)
    Spatial Metadata in Africa and the Middle East - Antony Cooper (SA) &
    Elizabeth J.O. Gavin (SA) Global Spatial Metadata Activities in the ISO/TC211 Geographic
    Information Domain - Olaf Østensen (ISO) & David M. Danko (USA)

    3. Scientific & Technical Characteristics for Assessing metadata standards
    for geographic datasets - Harold Moellering and Aaron Crane Eds.
    Introduction to the Scientific and Technical Characteristics for Assessing
    Metadata Standards for Geographical Datasets - Harold Moellering &
    Aaron Crane
    Scientific & Technical Characteristics of Metadata Standards for
    Geographic Datasets - Edited by Harold Moellering & Aaron Crane,
    Developed by the ICA Spatial Data Standards Commission 1995-99, Version
    7.0, Sept, 2002

    4. Scientific and Technical Assessments with Full Descriptions of the Spatial
    Metadata Standards - Edited by Aaron Crane, Charles Ruhl & Harold Moellering Introduction to the Scientific and Technical Assessments of Spatial
    Metadata Standards - Harold Moellering

    National and International Spatial Metadata Standards

    Australia/New Zealand - Craig Macauley
    Canada - Kian Fadaie & Valerie Hume
    China - Jiang Jing-tong & Liu Roumei
    Czech Republic - Petr Rapant, Bronislava Horakova & Jan Ruzicka
    Denmark - Anders Neilsen & Peter Kjeld
    Finland - Paula Ahonen
    Hungary - Istvan Kadar & Tamas Prajczer
    Israel - Ammatzia Peled
    Japan - Shoji Okuyama, Shinji Takazawa & Kazuhiko Akeno
    Korea - Tae-Jung Min & Heung-Muk Cho
    The Netherlands - Henri J.G.L. Aalders
    Russia - Alexander Martynenko
    South Africa - Nic Scheepers & Antony Cooper
    Spain - Sebastian Mas
    United States - Richard A. Pearsall & Richard Hogan
    Dublin Core - Stuart L. Weibel
    CEN/TC287 - François Salgé
    ISO/TC211/WG3/Project 19115 - ISO/DIS 19115 - David Danko

    Example National and International Subject Matter Spatial Metadata Standards and Profiles

    EuroGeographics/LeClef - Topography; Marcus Wandinger & Claude Luzet(FR)
    EUCommunity/SSSA/ES - Space Imagery; Bernd Eckhardt(D)
    EuroGeoSurveys/GEIXS - Geology; Denis Bonnefoy(FR)
    USA/NBII Profile - Biology; Susan Stitt(USA)

    5. Crosstable of National and International Spatial Metadata Standards and
    Characteristics - Harold Moellering Compiler and Editor
    Introduction to the Crosstable of Spatial Metadata Standards and
    Characteristics - Harold Moellering

    © Copyright ICA Standards Commission 2005

     


       
     
  2. Spatial Database Transfer Standards 2:
    Characteristics for Assessing Standards and Full Descriptions
    of the National and International Standards in the World
  3. Published by Elsevier Science/Pergamon
    ISBN - 0080424333
    Harold Moellering - Editor
    Richard Hogan - Editor
    First Edition 1997

    The primary aim of this book is to provide a new set of scientific and technical characteristics by which any national or international spatial database transfer can be assessed. The beginning of the book will have an expanded introduction by Prof. Moellering. We are also providing four informational chapters that describe such standards development activities in: N. America, Europe, Asia/Pacific, and a perspective of the activities of the newly formed ISO Committee on Geomatic standards, as well as a summary table at the end.

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    Contents
    I.   Full technical introduction - Harold Moellering
    II.  Four summaries of standards development activities in the world
         - Europe - François Salgé
         - N. America - Richard Hogan & Mark Sondheim
         - Asia/Pacific - Drew Clarke
         - ISO Activities - Olav Østensen
    III. Scientific and technical presentation of the transfer characteristics - developed and written by Commission
    IV.  22 chapters describing each standard
         Ch# Country        Standard        Lead Author
         1.  Australia	AUS-SDTS	Drew Clarke
         2.  Austria	A 2260		Werner Kuhn
         3.  Canada		SAIF		Marc Sondheim
         4.  China		DEFS		Du Daosheng
         5.  Finland 	JHS 111-119	Antti Rainio
         6.  France		EdíGeo(Z13-150)	François Salgé
         7.  Germany 	ATKIS(EDBS)	Heinz Brüggemann
         8.  Israel		IEF91		Ammatzia Peled
         9.  Japan		SPDFDM		Akira Yaguchi
        10.  Netherlands	NEN1878(STFGI)	H.J.G.L. AAlders
        11.  Norway		SOSI		Olav Østensen
        12.  Russia		DEMTS		Alexander Martynenko
        13.  S. Africa	NES		Tony Cooper
        14.  Spain		NICCa		Sebastian Más Mayoral
        15.  Switzerland 	INTERGIS	Stephen Nebiker
        16.  U. K. 		BS7567(NTF)	Sam Sowton
        17.  U. S. A.	FIPS173(SDTS)	Richard Hogan
        18.	 CERCO		ETDB            François Salgé
        19.  CENTC287	CENTC287        François Salgé
        20.  CENTC287/7	GDF		Rob van Essen
        21.  DIGWG		DIGEST		Herman Dohmann
        22.  IHO		S57(DX-90)	Robert Sandvik
    V.   Cross tabulated table by 63 characteristics for each standard - Harold Moellering (Ed.)
    
     

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