Seamless SDI Design by Using UML Modelling ∗

  • Vaez S
  • Rajabifard A
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The integration of marine and land based spatial information will support sustainable management and development of the coastal zone. Therefore, the development of a seamless platform covering the land and marine environments would facilitate more efficient and effective decision-making capabilities for any jurisdiction with land-marine interface. This paper discusses the potential for developing a seamless platform covering the land, marine and coastal environments as part of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) enabling a more integrated and holistic approach to management of the land-marine interface. It addresses the feasibility of seamless platform towards spatially enabled society and government. Further, it provides an insight to the design and development of the Seamless SDI model by introducing Seamless SDI conceptual model. The Seamless SDI class and its inherited characteristics and properties will be discussed. In addition to the conceptual phase, the development of a Seamless SDI model also consists of two more stages: design phase and implementation phase. The Use Case Diagram and Class Diagram of the Enterprise Viewpoint will be developed. Finally, it highlights the importance of the creation of appropriate Seamless SDI governance structures that are both understood and accepted. This would help to develop an extended framework to support a spatially enabled jurisdiction covering the land-marine interface. Ideally this extended framework would result in harmonised and universal access, sharing and integration of coastal, marine and terrestrial spatial datasets across regions and disciplines.

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  • Sheelan Vaez

  • Abbas Rajabifard

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