Spatial data: from cartography to geodatabase

    Ugo Falchi Affiliation


The final goal of this paper was to fix a brief summary on the status of geographic information in Italy due to the technological steps and national regulations. The acquisition, processing and sharing of spatial data has experienced a significant acceleration thanks to the development of computer technology and the acknowledgment of the need for standardization and homogenization of information held by pub­lic authorities and individuals. The spatial data represents the essential knowledge in the management and development of a territory both in terms of planning for safety and environmental prevention. In Italy there is an enormous heritage of spatial information which is historically affected by a problem of consistency and uniformity, in order to make it often contradictory in its use by the public decision-maker and private par­ties. The recent history of geographic information is characterized by a significant effort aimed at optimiz­ing this decisive technical and cultural heritage allowing the use of it to all citizens in a logic of sharing and re-use and may finally represent a common good available to all.

Keyword : cartography, geodatabase, geotopographical database, geodesy, INSPIRE, ETRS89, Roma40

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Falchi, U. (2017). Spatial data: from cartography to geodatabase. Geodesy and Cartography, 43(4), 142-146.
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Dec 21, 2017
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