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Management and Conflation of Multiple Representations within an Open Federation Platform



Building up spatial data infrastructures involves the task of dealing with heterogeneous data sources which often bear inconsistencies and contradictions, respectively. One main reason for those inconsistencies emerges from the fact that one and the same real world phenomenon is often stored in multiple representations within different databases. It is the special goal of this paper to describe how the problems arising from multiple representations can be dealt with in spatial data infrastructures, especially focusing on the concepts that have been developed within the Nexus project of the University of Stuttgart that is implementing an open, federated infrastructure for context-aware applications. A main part of this contribution consists of explaining the efforts which have been conducted in order to solve the conflicts that occur between multiple representations within conflation or merging processes to achieve consolidated views on the underlying data for the applications.

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  author =	{Steffen Volz},
  title =	{Management and Conflation of Multiple Representations within an Open Federation Platform},
  booktitle =	{Spatial Data: mining, processing and communicating},
  year =	{2006},
  editor =	{J{\"o}rg-R{\"u}diger Sack and Monika Sester and Peter van Oosterom and Michael Worboys},
  number =	{06101},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: GIS, multiple representations, matching, conflation}

Keywords: GIS, multiple representations, matching, conflation
Seminar: 06101 - Spatial Data: mining, processing and communicating
Issue date: 2006
Date of publication: 2006

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