Geographical data distribution based on metadata
Once metadata become available for geographical data, applications enhancing user access to geographical data can be built based on these metadata. As explained in
Section 4.2.1, these applications should support different processes: resource discovery, exploration metadata, and exploitation.
These applications first focused on organizing metadata bases and querying these bases. These are geolibraries depicted in Section 4.3.1. They mainly support discovery.
The next step in data distribution is to enhance the interface between the user and the metadata, during the discovery, exploration, and exploitation processes.