Geographic information - Feature concept dictionaries and registers (ISO 19126:2021)

This document specifies a schema for feature concept dictionaries to be established and managed as
registers. It does not specify schemas for feature catalogues or for the management of feature catalogues
as registers. However, as feature catalogues are often derived from feature concept dictionaries, this
document does specify a schema for a hierarchical register of feature concept dictionaries and feature
catalogues. These registers are in accordance with ISO 19135-1.

Geoinformation - Verzeichnisse und Register für Featurekonzepte (ISO 19126:2021)

Information géographique - Dictionnaires de concepts de caractéristiques et registres (ISO 19126:2021)

Geografske informacije - Slovarji in registri konceptov o pojavih (ISO 19126:2021)

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN ISO 19126:2021
01-september-2021
Nadomešča:
SIST EN ISO 19126:2010

Geografske informacije - Slovarji in registri konceptov o pojavih (ISO 19126:2021)

Geographic information - Feature concept dictionaries and registers (ISO 19126:2021)

Geoinformation - Verzeichnisse und Register für Featurekonzepte (ISO 19126:2021)

Information géographique - Dictionnaires de concepts de caractéristiques et registres

(ISO 19126:2021)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 19126:2021
ICS:
01.040.07 Naravoslovne in uporabne Natural and applied sciences
vede (Slovarji) (Vocabularies)
07.040 Astronomija. Geodezija. Astronomy. Geodesy.
Geografija Geography
35.240.70 Uporabniške rešitve IT v IT applications in science
znanosti
SIST EN ISO 19126:2021 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN ISO 19126:2021
EN ISO 19126
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
June 2021
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 35.240.70 Supersedes EN ISO 19126:2009
English Version
Geographic information - Feature concept dictionaries and
registers (ISO 19126:2021)

Information géographique - Dictionnaires de concepts Geoinformation - Verzeichnisse und Register für

de caractéristiques et registres (ISO 19126:2021) Featurekonzepte (ISO 19126:2021)

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European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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European foreword

This document (EN ISO 19126:2021) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 211

"Geographic information/Geomatics" in collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 287

“Geographic Information” the secretariat of which is held by BSI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by December 2021, and conflicting national standards

shall be withdrawn at the latest by December 2021.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN ISO 19126:2009.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 19126:2021 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 19126:2021 without any modification.

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SIST EN ISO 19126:2021
INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 19126
Second edition
2021-05
Geographic information — Feature
concept dictionaries and registers
Information géographique — Dictionnaires de concepts d'entités et
registres
Reference number
ISO 19126:2021(E)
ISO 2021
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Contents Page

Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................vi

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Conformance ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4

4.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4.2 Conformance for a feature concept dictionary ............................................................................................................ 5

4.3 Conformance for a register of feature concept dictionaries and/or feature catalogues ......... 5

5 Concepts ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.2 Feature concept dictionary ........................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.3 Registers ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.3.1 Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................. 6

5.3.2 Register structure ........................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.3.3 Compound registry ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

5.3.4 Register management and registration ........................................................................................................ 7

5.4 Feature concept dictionary register ..................................................................................................................................... 7

5.5 Register of feature concept dictionary and feature catalogue registers ......... ....................................... 8

5.6 Relationship to data product specifications and application schemas .................................................. 8

5.7 Community implementations .................................................................................................................................................... 8

5.8 Notation ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 9

5.9 Packages ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9

6 Feature concept dictionary schema ...............................................................................................................................................10

6.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................10

6.2 CD_FeatureConceptDictionary ...............................................................................................................................................11

6.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................11

6.2.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................12

6.2.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................13

6.3 CD_Scope ...................................................................................................................................................................................................14

6.3.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................14

6.3.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................14

6.3.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................14

6.4 CD_Concept .............................................................................................................................................................................................15

6.4.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................15

6.4.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................15

6.4.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................16

6.4.4 Subclasses ...........................................................................................................................................................................17

6.5 CD_ConceptRelationship .............................................................................................................................................................17

6.5.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................17

6.5.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................17

6.5.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................17

6.6 CD_ConceptRelationshipType .................................................................................................................................................18

6.6.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................18

6.6.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................18

6.6.3 Code values ........................................................................................................................................................................18

6.7 CD_FeatureConcept ..........................................................................................................................................................................18

6.7.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................18

6.7.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................19

6.7.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................19

6.8 CD_FeaturePropertyConcept ...................................................................................................................................................20

6.8.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................20

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6.8.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................20

6.8.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................20

6.8.4 Subclasses ...........................................................................................................................................................................20

6.9 CD_FeatureAttributeConcept ...................................................................................................................................................20

6.9.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................20

6.9.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................21

6.9.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................21

6.10 CD_NominalValueConcept ..........................................................................................................................................................22

6.10.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................22

6.10.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................22

6.10.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................23

6.11 CD_FeatureAssociationConcept .............................................................................................................................................23

6.11.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................23

6.11.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................24

6.11.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................24

6.12 CD_FeatureRoleConcept ...............................................................................................................................................................25

6.12.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................25

6.12.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................25

6.12.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................25

6.13 CD_FeatureOperationConcept ......... ........................................................................................................................................26

6.13.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................26

6.13.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................26

6.13.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................26

7 Management of feature concept dictionaries as registers .....................................................................................27

7.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................27

7.2 Item class for feature concepts ..............................................................................................................................................27

7.3 Item class for feature attribute concepts ......... ..............................................................................................................28

7.4 Item class for nominal value concepts .............................................................................................................................28

7.5 Item class for feature association concepts ................................................................................................................29

7.6 Item class for feature operation concepts ....................................................................................................................29

8 Register of feature concept dictionaries and feature catalogues ...................................................................29

8.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................29

8.2 HR_FeatureInformationSubregisterDescription .....................................................................................................30

8.2.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................30

8.2.2 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................31

8.2.3 Properties ...........................................................................................................................................................................32

8.2.4 Constraints on inherited attributes and associations ...................................................................32

8.3 HR_FeatureInfoSubRegisterType .........................................................................................................................................33

8.3.1 Requirements ..................................................................................................................................................................33

8.3.2 Code values ........................................................................................................................................................................33

8.4 Item classes for feature information subregisters ................................................................................................33

8.4.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................33

8.4.2 Item class for feature concept dictionaries ............................................................................................34

8.4.3 Item class for feature data catalogues ........................................................................................................34

Annex A (normative) Abstract test suite .......................................................................................................................................................35

Annex B (normative) Information to be included in registration proposals ..........................................................44

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................49

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

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ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular, the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/ directives).

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patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

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World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), see www .iso .org/

iso/ foreword .html.

This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 211, Geographic information/Geomatics,

in collaboration with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) Technical Committee CEN/

TC 287, Geographic Information, in accordance with the Agreement on technical cooperation between

ISO and CEN (Vienna Agreement).

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 19126:2009), which has been technically

revised.
The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:

— the UML diagrams has been improved to conform to the current style and the UML to the ISO/TC 211

Harmonized Model for both the 2009 version and this document has been added;

— minor updates have been made to take into account changes to other standards, particularly

ISO 19135-1.

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Introduction

This document specifies a schema for geographic feature concept dictionaries managed as registers.

As described in ISO 19101-1, geographic features are abstractions of real world phenomena associated

with a location relative to the surface of the earth, about which data are collected, maintained and

disseminated.

A feature concept dictionary provides basic definitions and related information about a set of concepts

that may be used to describe geographic features and shared across multiple application areas.

Elements from a feature concept dictionary can be reused in one or more feature catalogues. A feature

catalogue is often associated with a particular application schema, product specification and data set. It

provides a complete textual specification of a set of feature types and their properties and relationships.

See Annex A for further discussion of the relationships between feature concept dictionaries, feature

catalogues, application schemas and product specifications.

ISO 19135-1 specifies procedures for the registration of items of geographic information. Items

of geographic information that can be registered are members of object classes specified in other

standards. This document defines object classes and specifies rules used to establish and maintain

feature concept dictionaries as ISO 19135-1 conformant register schemas.

ISO 19135-1 specifies the structure of a hierarchical register in which the principal register holds a set of

items that describe the subregisters. This document specifies a schema for a hierarchical register where

the subregisters are feature concept dictionaries and/or feature catalogues. This document specifies an

accompanying schema. The resulting hierarchical register can be used as a basis for harmonization and

the establishment of interoperability between different geographic information communities.

Feature concept dictionaries and feature catalogues maintained as registers can serve as sources of

reference for similar registers established by other geographic information communities as part

of a system of cross-referencing. Cross-referencing between respective ite
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Geografske informacije - Slovarji in registri konceptov o pojavih (ISO/DIS
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Geographic information - Feature concept dictionaries and registers (ISO/DIS
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Geoinformation - Verzeichnisse und Register für Featurekonzepte (ISO/DIS 19126:2020)

Information géographique - Dictionnaires de concepts de caractéristiques et registres

(ISO/DIS 19126:2020)
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ICS:
01.040.07 Naravoslovne in uporabne Natural and applied sciences
vede (Slovarji) (Vocabularies)
07.040 Astronomija. Geodezija. Astronomy. Geodesy.
Geografija Geography
35.240.70 Uporabniške rešitve IT v IT applications in science
znanosti
oSIST prEN ISO 19126:2020 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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Contents Page

Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................vi

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations ............................................................................................................................................ 1

3.1 Terms and definitions ....................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3.2 Abbreviations ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

4 Conformance ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5

4.1 Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 5

4.2 Conformance for a feature concept dictionary ............................................................................................................ 5

4.3 Conformance for a register of feature concept dictionaries and/or feature catalogues ......... 5

5 Concepts ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5

5.1 Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 5

5.2 Feature concept dictionary ........................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.3 Registers ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.3.1 Overview ................................................................................................................................................................................. 6

5.3.2 Register structure ........................................................................................................................................................... 6

5.3.3 Compound registry ........................................................................................................................................................ 6

5.3.4 Register management and registration ........................................................................................................ 8

5.4 Feature concept dictionary register ..................................................................................................................................... 8

5.5 Register of feature concept dictionary and feature catalogue registers ......... ....................................... 9

5.6 Relationship to data product specifications and application schemas .................................................. 9

5.7 Community implementations .................................................................................................................................................... 9

5.8 Notation .....................................................................................................................................................................................................10

5.9 Packages ....................................................................................................................................................................................................10

6 Feature concept dictionary schema ...............................................................................................................................................11

6.1 Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................................................11

6.2 CD_FeatureConceptDictionary ...............................................................................................................................................12

6.2.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................12

6.2.2 dictionaryScope .............................................................................................................................................................13

6.2.3 theme ......................................................................................................................................................................................13

6.2.4 fieldOfApplication ........................................................................................................................................................13

6.2.5 containedConcept ........................................................................................................................................................14

6.3 CD_Scope ...................................................................................................................................................................................................14

6.3.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................14

6.3.2 name ........................................................................................................................................................................................14

6.3.3 description .........................................................................................................................................................................14

6.4 CD_Concept .............................................................................................................................................................................................14

6.4.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................14

6.4.2 category and member ........................................................................................................................................... ....16

6.4.3 relatedConcept ...............................................................................................................................................................16

6.4.4 Subclasses ...........................................................................................................................................................................16

6.5 CD_ConceptRelationship .............................................................................................................................................................16

6.5.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................16

6.5.2 type ...........................................................................................................................................................................................16

6.5.3 explanation ........................................................................................................................................................................17

6.6 CD_ConceptRelationshipType .................................................................................................................................................17

6.7 CD_FeatureConcept ..........................................................................................................................................................................17

6.7.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................17

6.7.2 propertyConcept ...........................................................................................................................................................17

6.8 CD_FeaturePropertyConcept ...................................................................................................................................................18

6.8.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................18

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6.8.2 featureContext.................................................................................................................................................................18

6.8.3 Subclasses ...........................................................................................................................................................................18

6.9 CD_FeatureAttributeConcept ...................................................................................................................................................19

6.9.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................19

6.9.2 dataType ..............................................................................................................................................................................19

6.9.3 quantityMeasure ...........................................................................................................................................................19

6.9.4 value ...................................................................... ...................................................................................................................20

6.10 CD_NominalValueConcept ..........................................................................................................................................................20

6.10.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................20

6.10.2 attributeConcept ...........................................................................................................................................................20

6.11 CD_FeatureAssociationConcept .............................................................................................................................................20

6.11.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................20

6.11.2 role ............................................................................................................................................................................................21

6.12 CD_FeatureRoleConcept ...............................................................................................................................................................21

6.12.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................21

6.12.2 roleName .............................................................................................................................................................................21

6.12.3 definition .............................................................................................................................................................................22

6.12.4 associationContext ......................................................................................................................................................22

6.13 CD_FeatureOperationConcept ......... ........................................................................................................................................22

6.13.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................22

6.13.2 signature ..............................................................................................................................................................................22

7 Management of feature concept dictionaries as registers .....................................................................................22

7.1 Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................................................22

7.2 Item class for feature concepts ..............................................................................................................................................23

7.3 Item class for feature attribute concepts ......... ..............................................................................................................23

7.4 Item class for nominal value concepts .............................................................................................................................23

7.5 Item class for feature association concepts ................................................................................................................24

7.6 Item class for feature operation concepts ....................................................................................................................24

8 Register of feature concept dictionaries and feature catalogues ...................................................................24

8.1 Introduction ...........................................................................................................................................................................................24

8.2 HR_FeatureInformationSubregisterDescription .....................................................................................................25

8.2.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................25

8.2.2 type ...........................................................................................................................................................................................25

8.2.3 dictionaryScope .............................................................................................................................................................25

8.2.4 registerIdentifier ..........................................................................................................................................................26

8.2.5 Constraints on inherited attributes and associations ...................................................................26

8.3 Item classes for feature information subregisters ................................................................................................26

8.3.1 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................26

8.3.2 Item class for feature concept dictionaries ............................................................................................26

8.3.3 Item class for feature data catalogues ........................................................................................................27

Annex A (normative) Abstract test suite .......................................................................................................................................................28

Annex B (normative) Abstract test suit Information to be included in registration proposals ...........29

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................34

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2 (see www .iso .org/ directives).

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or

on the ISO list of patent declarations received (see www .iso .org/ patents).

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation on the voluntary nature of standards, the meaning of ISO specific terms and

expressions related to conformity assessment, as well as information about ISO's adherence to the

World Trade Organization (WTO) principles in the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) see the following

URL: www .iso .org/ iso/ foreword .html.

This document was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 211, Geographic information/Geomatics.

The main changes compared to the previous edition are as follows:

— Improved the UML diagrams to conform to the current style and added the UML to the ISO/TC 211

Harmonized Model for both the 2009 version and this version of ISO 19126.

— Made minor updates to take into account changes to other standards, particularly ISO 19135-1:2015,

Geographic information — Procedures for item registration — Part 1: Fundamentals.

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Introduction

This International Standard specifies a schema for geographic feature concept dictionaries managed as

registers. As described in ISO 19101-1, geographic features are abstractions of real world phenomena

associated with a location relative to the surface of the earth, about which data are collected, maintained

and disseminated.

A feature concept dictionary provides basic definitions and related information about a set of concepts

that may be used to describe geographic features and shared across multiple application areas.

Elements from a feature concept dictionary may be reused in one or more feature catalogues. A feature

catalogue is often associated with a particular application schema, product specification and data set. It

provides a complete textual specification of a set of feature types and their properties and relationships.

See Annex A for further discussion of the relationships between feature concept dictionaries, feature

catalogues, application schemas and product specifications.

ISO 19135-1 specifies procedures for the registration of items of geographic information. Items of

geographic information that may be registered are members of object classes specified in technical

standards such as those developed by ISO/TC 211. This International Standard defines object classes

and specifies rules used to establish and maintain feature concept dictionaries as ISO 19135-1

conformant register schemas.

ISO 19135-1 specifies the structure of a hierarchical register in which the principal register holds a

set of items that describe the subregisters. This International Standard specifies a schema for a

hierarchical register where the subregisters are feature concept dictionaries and/or feature catalogues.

This International Standard specifies an accompanying schema. The resulting hierarchical register

may be used as a basis for harmonization and the establishment of interoperability between different

geographic information communities.

Feature concept dictionaries and feature catalogues maintained as registers may serve as sources

of reference for similar registers established by other geographic information communities as part

of a system of cross-referencing. Cross-referencing between respective items in registers of items

of geographic information may be difficult in cases where the structure of registers differs between

information communities. This International Standard may serve as a guide for different information

communities to develop compatible registers that can support a system of geographic information

cross-referencing.
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1 Scope

This International Standard specifies a schema for feature concept dictionaries to be established and

managed as registers. It does not specify schemas for feature catalogues or for the management of

feature catalogues as registers. However, because feature catalogues are often derived from feature

concept dictionaries, this International Standard does specify a schema for a hierarchical register of

feature concept dictionaries and feature catalogues. These registers are in accordance with ISO 19135-1.

2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.
ISO 19103:2015, Geographic information — Conceptual schema language
ISO 19110:2016, Geographic information — Methodology for feature cataloguing
ISO 19115-1:2014, Geographic information — Metadata — Part 1: Fundamentals
ISO 19131:2007, Geographic information — Data product specifications

ISO 19135-1:2015, Geographic information — Procedures for item registration — Part 1: Fundamentals

3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations
3.1 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https:// www .iso .org/ obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at http:// www .electropedia .org/
3.1.1
compound registry

registry (3.1.20) containing multiple registers (3.1.19) that share the same item classes (3.1.17) and

coordinated management of a common characteristic

Note 1 to entry: The common characteristic may be a shared namespace for the assignment of names and/or codes.

3.1.2
data product

data set or data set series that conforms to a data product specification (3.1.3)

[SOURCE: ISO 19131:2007, 4.6]
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data product specification

detailed description of a data set or data set series together with additional information that will enable

it to be created, supplied to and used by another party
[SOURCE: ISO 19131:2007, definition 4.7]
3.1.4
data type

specification of a value domain (3.1.22) with operations allowed on values in this domain

[SOURCE: ISO 19103:2015, definition 4.14]
3.1.5
feature
abstraction of real world phenomena

Note 1 to entry: A feature may occur as a type or an instance. In this International Standard, feature type is

meant unless otherwise specified.

Note 2 to entry: This International Standard does not address real world phenomena directly; it addresses only

their abstractions (feature concepts and feature types) and feature instances (data collected to represent a

feature in conformance with a specified feature type).
[SOURCE: ISO 19101-1:2014, definition 4.11]

EXAMPLE The phenomenon named “Eiffel Tower” may be classified with other similar phenomena into a

feature type named “tower”.
3.1.6
feature association

relationship that links instances of one feature (3.1.5) type with instances of the same or a different

feature type

Note 1 to entry: A feature association may occur as a type or an instance. In this International Standard, feature

association type is meant unless otherwise specified.
[SOURCE: ISO 19110:2016, definition 3.3]
3.1.7
feature association concept
concept that may be specified in detail as one or more
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