Interim report of the project Ellipse
Interim report of the project Ellipse, conception of archiving of geodata.
Archiving of geodata – Interim report on the concept of the Project Ellipse
Geodata are becoming increasingly important and form the foundations of a wide variety of activities. For archiving and long-term preservation they represent a major challenge which until now has only been met in a rudimentary fashion worldwide. Since 2008, Switzerland has had a modern Federal Geoinformation Act (GeoIG), which together with the Federal Act on Archiving (ArchA) forms the legal basis for the long-term availability, historicisation and archiving of geodata. The Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo) and the Swiss Federal Archives (BAR) are working together on a solution for archiving geodata in order to implement these legal requirements.
The first basic principles and insights were published in the report of a preliminary study entitled Archiving Geodata. In January 2011 the Project Ellipse was launched to concretise the findings of the preliminary study Halfway through the concept phase an interim report was produced to record the current state of the work and the initial results and to make preliminary strategic decisions.
Further information can be found at:
Archiving of geodata
- Project Ellipse interim report (in German)
Published: 12.04.2012 | Size: 2595 Kb | Type: PDF