Model driven geo-information systems development

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    Continuous change of user requirements has become a constant for geo-information systems. Designing systems that can adapt to such changes requires an appropriate design methodology that supports abstraction, modularity and other mechanisms to capture the essence of the system and help controlling complexity. An important factor in the conceptual modelling of information systems is to describe structural and behavioural aspects of these systems. Traditionally, however, these aspects of geo-information systems have been modelled separately, and little attention has been given to the behavioural part of such systems. Numerous techniques for the conceptual modelling of systems have emerged in the last years. We build upon these techniques, combining behavioural modelling with concepts from information modelling and formal system specifications, to define a methodology that enables the modelling of both behavioural and informational aspects of geo-information systems. The methodology aims at supporting the design process of the system, and also helps enforcing that geoinformation systems are reliable, maintainable and compliant with the changing requirements.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication6th Int. Enterprise Distributed Object Computing
    EditorsA.D. Williams
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)0-7695-1742-0
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2002
    Event6th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2002 - Laussanne, Switzerland
    Duration: 17 Sept 200220 Sept 2002
    Conference number: 6

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    Conference6th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference, EDOC 2002
    Abbreviated titleEDOC


    • METIS-208622
    • SCS-Services
    • EWI-8677
    • IR-38071

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