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GeoWorld: What’s an SDI? Can It Support Emergency Management?

Issue Date: October – 2008, Posted On: 11/1/2008

If one looks at most SDIs today, notes Ron Lake, they heavily emphasize a "librarian view" of the software-infrastructure element (i.e., the primary points of focus are metadata collection and discovery). As a result, they’re inappropriate to support many of the use cases for which such an infrastructure might be deployed.

Read the full article in GeoWorld's Building the GeoWeb column for October 2008.