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Vocabulary of Geoinformatics, 4th edition (TSK 51)

Geoinformatiikan sanasto, Ordlista för geoinformatik

TSK 45

The third edition of the Vocabulary of Geoinformatics (TSK 45) has been updated, and supplemented with new concepts. The updates relate to concepts published in earlier versions of the Vocabulary. New concepts, as for them, belong to topics such as geospatial analysis, thematic map, and public administration reference architecture for geospatial data. Some concepts have also been left out of the new edition of the Vocabulary, especially those related to geodesy, as geodetic terminology is intended to be published in a separate vocabulary.

The fourth edition of the Vocabulary of Geoinformatics contains information on about 300 concepts related to geospatial data and geoinformatics in the form of terminological entries and concept diagrams. The intension of the concepts is described by means of definitions and supplementary notes. Recommendations on Finnish terms to be used for each concept are provided, and term equivalents are given in Swedish and English. Relations between concepts are illustrated by concept diagrams. Additionally, a part of the concept diagrams has been converted to UML (Unified Modelling Language) format, and the UML versions of the diagrams provide links to the respective files that can be downloaded from the internet.

The fourth edition of the Vocabulary of Geoinformatics is intended for use especially by organisations and experts, both in public and private sectors, who take part in developing and making use of national geospatial data architecture, accomplishing geospatial data strategy, and training in the field of geospatial data. In more general terms, the Vocabulary will be useful for all special language users and those in need of definitions for concepts, including experts in geospatial data, but also information system specialists, information officers, journalists and translators, for example. The Vocabulary also aims to improve compatibility of public administration data and information.

The terminology project in which the first edition of the Vocabulary of Geoinformatics (TSK 32), published in 2005, has been extended and revised phase by phase, was first launched in 2010 in cooperation between the Terminology Centre TSK and the Finnish INSPIRE network (later Paikkatietoverkosto, Geospatial data network) coordinated by the National Land Survey.

The working groups that compiled the fourth edition of the Vocabulary were comprised of experts from the Terminology Centre TSK, National Land Survey, City of Helsinki, and Statistics Finland. The terminology work was funded by the National Land Survey.

The fourth edition of the Vocabulary of Geoinformatics was published in 2018 on the Terminology Centre’s web page in PDF format, and its contents were also imported to the Terminology Centre’s term bank TEPA.

Publisher: National Land Survey. ISBN 978-952-313-762-2.