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ready Observations and Measurements

Abbreviation: O&M

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A conceptual schema for observations, and for features involved in sampling when making observations. These provide models for the exchange of information describing observation acts and their results, both within and between different scientific and technical communities. Observations commonly involve sampling of an ultimate feature of interest. This International Standard defines a common set of sampling feature types classified primarily by topological dimension, as well as samples for ex-situ observations. The schema includes relationships between sampling features (sub-sampling, derived samples). This standard describes a UML model for observations and sampling features, which is integrated into the ISO TC 211 Harmonized Model.

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ISO 19156:2011 Geographic information -- Observations and measurements

International Standard 2011

Topic 20: Observations and measurements

Simon Cox
OGC Abstract Specification 2010

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