Geometrical Spatial Data Integration in Geo-Information Management

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One of the reasons that Individual users and organizations use GIS, is to exchange geospatial data as a means to location based decision-making. A considerable amount of preprocessing has to be done, before and after the data has been integrated. Within this decade, we are seeing developments in technologies which are creating services which need geospatial data comparison and integration (Najar et al., 2006). This is so evident in: Google Earth; Microsoft’s MapPoint.Net; O’Reilly’s Where 2.0; Intergraph’s reorganization around “SIM”; Oracle Locator and Spatial; ESRI’s ArcGIS 9.x; US Census’ MAF/TIGER integration; new platforms, new vendors, new users and the many conferences on mobile commerce and locationbased services (Batty, 2004, Alperin, 2005) and varying application (Busgeeth and Rivett, 2004). These developments and changes are so diverse that they don’t even seem related, but they are (Sonnen, 2005); that is, they take advantage of the vast geo-information available, which reflect the increased importance of location in information systems and services (Strader et al., 2004).
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Geometrical Spatial Data Integration, Geo-Information Management
Wadembere, I., & Ogao, P. J. (2007). Geometrical Spatial Data Integration in Geo-Information Management. Strengthening the Role of ICT in Development, 157.