State of the Art in Spatial Data Transfer: FIPS 173

by Wayne A. Sarasua, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,
Thomas Nissalke, Georgia Inst of Technology, Atlanta, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Geographic Information Systems and their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering


This paper provides an overview of Federal information processing standard (FIPS) 173. FIPS 173 is a comprehensive spatial data transfer standard that provides solutions to the problem of transferring the full range of spatial (e.g., geographic and cartographic) data between dissimilar Geographic information systems or other spatial data processing software.

Subject Headings: Spatial data | Information systems | Geographic information systems | Standards and codes | Computer software | Federal government | Mapping | Computing in civil engineering

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