Geospatial Data Harmonisation: Methods, Tools and Benefits provides anyone facing data harmonisation issues with a "cookbook" with practical guidelines, so that data harmonisation processes can be implemented within their organisation. First, the book presents the needs for and benefits of data harmonisation and integration. Then the issue of data modelling, the modelling process and the tools are demonstrated. Finally, concepts of schema translation and data model mapping are explained, followed by the presentation of related software solutions and examples of data harmonisation steps in the demonstrated application areas. The book has seven sections:
Geospatial Data Harmonisation showcases the technical achievements related to data harmonisation processes as well as the challenges and hindrances that might come up during the implementation process, and is particularly of interest to academia and professionals working in geo science, computer science, geoinformatics, urban planning, land management, disaster management, geomatics, and environmental planning.
Benefits of Harmonised/Integrated Data
Process Analysis and Gathering of Integration Requirements
Mitigation of Harmonisation Issues
Future Perspectives on Data Harmonisation