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Spatial Metadata Server: Supporting Data Clearinghouse in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region

Spatial Metadata Server: Supporting Data Clearinghouse in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region
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Author(s): Iftikhar U. Sikder (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA), Nagma Yasmin (University of Northern Iowa, USA) and Aryya Gangopadhyay (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 4
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch198
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


This paper outlines an ongoing research on the implementation of spatial metadata server for the Hindu-Khus Himalayan region to facilitate spatial data sharing among different regional agencies. As a mainstream of information technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is getting into the core of natural resource planning and decision-making in the mountain region. In order to communicate and interoperate with different spatial data warehouse in the region, a metadata sever is an essential and an integral part of the spatial data infrastructure. We identify issues on metadata sharing standards and the institutional position in the Hindu-Khus Himalayan region. As a part of the FGDC(Federal Data Geographic Committee) compliant metadata tools, we illustrate a spatial search tool to allow for cataloging, indexing and searching spatial data. We also outlined a planned distributed architecture for metadata server and implementation schema to map the existing differences in the metadata standards.

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