Geotoolkit: Opening the Access to Object-oriented Geo-data Stores

  title={Geotoolkit: Opening the Access to Object-oriented Geo-data Stores},
  author={Max J. Egenhofer and Robin Fegeas and Clifford A. Kottman},
1.1 Introduction Today a typical geo-information system (GIS) is a complex " historically grown " software package which inevitably inherits the software-engineering practices of the past. Application programming within such systems is extremely complicated. Data structures and functions are often completely hidden from the user. As a result, they are hardly extensible to meet the requirements imposed, for instance, by 3D/4D-modeling. The next generation GIS should benefit from modern software… CONTINUE READING


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