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From: Van der Vlugt, Maurits ([email protected])
Date: Thu Jun 12 2003 - 18:27:33 EST

Dave, Rob,

I'm happy to leave it to you guys to decide on the best way forward to
implement this kind of capability.

But I'd like to strongly endorse the need for enabling the ASDD to support
full 'publish-find-bind' capability and service metadata. The ASDI's draft
architecture is based on this capabililty, and any interoperable SDI
intitiatives (e.g. CANRI, Pilots & Testbeds) also heavily rely on it.

I believe that the technology issues can be solved; it's the instituional
issues that matter. The ASDD is of enormous value by virtue of having
established such an institutional framework. Any further ASDI-Registry
initiative will need to build upon to framework to have any chance of

Keep up the good work!

Maurits van der Vlugt
Senior GIS consultant
Sinclair Knight Merz
St. Leonards, NSW

[email protected]
Ph: +61 2 9928 2551
Mob: +61 403 349 341

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Crossley" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 2:23 PM
Subject: [OZMETA-L] new ASDD gateway discovers metadata for services

> Rob Atkinson wrote:
> > Hi Dave,
> >
> > Good to see the continued focus on the move from documenting data sets
> > to providing actual services!
> >
> > This specific approach has been tried several times overseas and has its
> > advantages and disadvantages. One lesson is that for any approach to
> > work there needs to be formal (and scalable) policy, information model
> > and implementation plans behind it. Can you shed any further light on
> > these three aspects of your experiment?
> Thanks for taking the time to investigate and to provide comments.
> No i cannot shed more light. There needs to be open discussion about
> this in our community and not much seems to happen on the ASDI-L
> discussion list. I hope that such demonstrations and experiments
> will lead to discussions and hence informed policy making.
> --David