At the ESRI PUG, the PPDM Association kicked-off the fourth round of its spatial-enabling initiative: Spatial IV—a.k.a. PPDM ‘Lite’. PPDM III was an ambitious extension of previous spatial projects that enabled all PPDM objects, provided a sample ESRI Geodatabase implementation and researched further integration technologies. Spatial III was implemented by Nexen, Talisman and Geoscience Australia.
The new project sets out to create a lightweight data model which can act as a data collector for data stored in full-blown PPDM implementations and in other repositories such as document management systems and pipeline datastores. The ‘Lite’ model will then serve as the basis for a new GIS-enabled product. Target users in large and small companies are those seeking to integrate multiple datasets into a spatial front-end.
Quest Software’s Toad schema browser was used. The project will leverage previous database implementations on Oracle and the Open Source PostgreSQL. Spatial components are developed for ESRI SDE and PostGIS - another open development by Refractions Research. More from www.ppdm.org.
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