Ron Lake spoke on the topic of GML and a New Approach to SDI at the Navayuga Technology forum, held during the India Geospatial Forum which took place in Hyderabad on 22-24 January 2013.
Mr. Lake’s talk looked at Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) as a framework for the development of wide area, multi-party, multi-jurisdiction applications that may involve spatial data. He made the point that any SDI should be able to support spatial data, but that an SDI might also have no spatial data at all.
During the talk, Mr. Lake reviewed the importance of GML-based languages and the critical importance of semantic-based encodings in the transfer of information within an SDI. Mr. Lake described the Galdos SDI Platform including the INtune SDI Bus, Business Object Tier components, Client Tier components, Web Services and, most especially, the INdicio Web Registry Service.