Perhaps they were talking about the new ISO standard for geospatial
There's some info on it at
I don't think FGDC is set up to handle x, y, z coordinates of a
location, but I hear that this one will be. And it sounds like you have
3 planes in which you need coordinates for each reading, correct?
Vertical (altitude/depth), horizontal (latitude/longitude), and
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> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Parang Saraf
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> Subject: Standard DTDs/Templates
> I am relatively new in the XML field. I am designing a
> database for a project on the events recorded from oceans.
> Someone told me that there is an international agency that
> has defined some standard DTDs/Templates for XML and one
> should design the database according to them. My database is
> storing information obtained from buoys located at the Gulf
> of Maine and the information is like salanity at different
> depths, wind speed and direction, pressure at different depths etc.
> I did some google searching but was not able to find anything
> related to this. It would be a great help if you could
> provide me with a link to the site where they store such
> information or the name of the agency or something helpful.
> Thanks and Regards
> Parang Saraf
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