Geonames Processing System Functional Design Specification. Volume 2. Geographic Names Data Base.
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This report describes the Geonames Processing System attributes and serves as a basis for understanding between the user and the developer. The subsystems referred to are Advanced Symbol Processing, Advanced Type Placement, Geographic Names Data Base, and Automated Alphanumeric Data Entry System. A subsystem of the Geonames Processing System, the GNDB will handle the data banking, storage, and retrieval of geonames and their associated attributes in an all-digital environment. This will provide a single, controlled repository for geonames data within DMA and, as part of a computer-assisted cartographic system, will increase production throughput. The file will consist of about 60 million geographic names and their attributes, thus serving both toponymic and cartographic products. The GNDB will receive batch inputs from AADES, and will allow authorized operators to modify the data base from interactive ASP workstations. Data sets will be compiled from the GNDB in support of gazetteer and map production. The GNDB will reside at DMAHTC and all updates will be made by DMAHTC personnel. The GNDB will output Names Data Files to DMAHTC users via terminals and to DMAAC users via batch transmission e.g., magnetic tape or data line. Keywords data management interfaces.
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