GEOGRAPHIC OBJECTS: THEORY OR TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN?
- Group SOCRATES (Society for Organizations, Cartography, Remote sensing and Applications using Technology on Earth and Space), Surveying Engineering Dept. School of Technological Applications, Technological Educational Institution (TEI), Athens, Greece
Keywords: GIS, Cartography, Modelling, Data Structures, Database, Feature
Abstract. This article aims to compare the geo-graphic (spatial) objects in 2D (planar objects) proposed by CON.G.O.O. and ISO standards, and the ability of a number of GIS software to handle them. The results achieved so far showed that the actual technical possibilities are not always sufficient to support the complex spatial objects proposed by CON.G.O.O.