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Brian Ward's M.S. Degree 2000

The Implementation of Two Distributed Databases of Water-Related Information

Master of Science, Geography, Oregon State University, Spring 2000
Emphasis in Geographic Techniques, Minor in Resource Geography

Graduate committee: D. Wright, A. Wolf, A.J. Kimerling

Brian Ward
Dept of Geosciences, Oregon State Univ
Corvallis, OR 97331-5506

One of the most pressing concerns in the geographic information science community is the distribution of spatial datasets over the Internet. Two projects of the Department of Geosciences at Oregon State University are in the process of distributing data. The Oregon Coast Geospatial Clearinghouse was implemented with the goal of housing and distributing a diverse group of data for the Oregon coastal region, extending from the crest of the Coast Range to the Juan de Fuca Ridge. The Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database, which houses data and information dealing with international freshwater issues and concerns, is being distributed over the Internet as well. The implementation of these two distributed datasets is discussed in this research paper.

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