Common Data Interchange Format
James Darrell McCauley
mccauley at mcs.com
Fri Nov 17 07:00:00 EST 1995
Alastair Duncan (100074.213 at compuserve.com) writes on 17 November 1995:
>>> This is correct, the standard is called SDTS (Spatial Data Transfer
>>> Standard) and will be mandatory for (as I understand it) all government
>>> authorities in the US down to, but not including, tribal government level.
>>> As from something like the middle of next year all new data will have to
>>> be available in this format and the agencies will have to begin making
>>> their old data available in this format.
does anyone know exactly when this is supposed to occur? What this
in the executive order?
>>> A standard closely based on SDTS is being put up in Australia and New
>>> Zealand, and I believe that the ISO is examining it.
>>>> What you are referring to is the Spatial Data Transfer Standard. In
>>>> Australia it is called AS/NZS 4270. In the US I think it is called FIPS P
where can I find info on AS/NZS 4270? Is this an adoption or SDTS or just
something similar? What about ISO? Is there an ISO committee looking at SDTS?
(which committee? who is taking the lead?)
A group that I am involved with is beginning the standards process
for agriculturally-related data (mostly with respect to precision
farming). We are leaning heavily toward SDTS as a short term solution
for static data interchange. (Thus my questions.)
To make this a grass-specific message, some may be interested in
knowing that SDTS is used as an export format on a web server
(grass commands are dynamically executed to created a vector profile):
BTW, anyone have any target dates for grass implementation of the
Darrell McCauley, PhD; mccauley at mcs.com; http://www.mcs.com/~mccauley/
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