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Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS): A Proposed Standard for South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Cooper, Antony K
dc.contributor.author Zietsman, HL
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-18T15:32:05Z
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dc.date.issued 1999-12
dc.identifier.citation Cooper, A.K. & Zietsman, H. 1999. Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS): A Proposed Standard for South Africa. <i>South African Journal of Surveying and Geo-Information, 1(3).</i> http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11797 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1561-4026
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11797
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS), which has been proposed as a standard for classifying digital geographical data in South Africa, for use in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The paper begins with a detailed outline of the need for such classification standards and describes the different types of classification schemes that are used: linear list, fixed-level hierarchy, variable-level hierarchy and partially-ordered set. It also describes how nonspatial attributes are managed and how such schemes are encoded. After describing briefly a few other classification standards, the paper describes SpECS in detail, as well as the SpECS software tool, which can be used for creating and maintaining any classification scheme. A complete listing of the current version of SpECS is provided in an appendix. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source South African Journal of Surveying and Geo-Information, 1(3) en_US
dc.subject Digital Geographical Information en_US
dc.subject Geographical information systems en_US
dc.subject GIS en_US
dc.subject SpECS en_US
dc.subject Digital Geographical Data en_US
dc.subject Spatial Entity Classification Standard en_US
dc.subject Classification
dc.subject Standard
dc.title Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS): A Proposed Standard for South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.pages 137-152 en_US
dc.description.cluster Smart Places en_US
dc.description.impactarea Smart Places Hosted Programmes en_US
dc.identifier.apacitation Cooper, A. K., & Zietsman, H. (1999). Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS): A Proposed Standard for South Africa. <i>South African Journal of Surveying and Geo-Information, 1(3)</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11797 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Cooper, Antony K, and HL Zietsman "Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS): A Proposed Standard for South Africa." <i>South African Journal of Surveying and Geo-Information, 1(3)</i> (1999) http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11797 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Cooper AK, Zietsman H. Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS): A Proposed Standard for South Africa. South African Journal of Surveying and Geo-Information, 1(3). 1999; http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11797. en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Article AU - Cooper, Antony K AU - Zietsman, HL AB - This paper describes the Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS), which has been proposed as a standard for classifying digital geographical data in South Africa, for use in Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The paper begins with a detailed outline of the need for such classification standards and describes the different types of classification schemes that are used: linear list, fixed-level hierarchy, variable-level hierarchy and partially-ordered set. It also describes how nonspatial attributes are managed and how such schemes are encoded. After describing briefly a few other classification standards, the paper describes SpECS in detail, as well as the SpECS software tool, which can be used for creating and maintaining any classification scheme. A complete listing of the current version of SpECS is provided in an appendix. DA - 1999-12 DB - ResearchSpace DP - CSIR J1 - South African Journal of Surveying and Geo-Information, 1(3) KW - Digital Geographical Information KW - Geographical information systems KW - GIS KW - SpECS KW - Digital Geographical Data KW - Spatial Entity Classification Standard LK - https://researchspace.csir.co.za PY - 1999 SM - 1561-4026 T1 - Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS): A Proposed Standard for South Africa TI - Spatial Entity Classification Standard (SpECS): A Proposed Standard for South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10204/11797 ER - en_ZA
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