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Projects and Publications

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Significant Project Experience and Reports

Books, Journal and Magazine Articles

  • Gonzalo E. Espinoza-Dávalos, David K. Arctur, William Teng, David R. Maidment, Irene García-Martí, Georges Comair, 2015. Studying Soil Moisture at a National Level through Statistical Analysis of NASA NLDAS Data. Journal of Hydroinformatics. DOI: 10.2166/hydro.2015.231  (full pdf)
  • A. Krishna Sinha, David Arctur, Ian Jackson, Linda Gundersen, Ed’s. Societal Challenges and Geoinformatics, Geological Society of America, 2011, 191 pages, ISBN 9780813724829. (See GSA Bookstore listing)
  • Luis Bermudez and David Arctur, 2011, Open Geospatial Consortium Engineering Report: Water Information Services Concept Development Study, OGC Document 11-013r6. 
  • David Arctur, Evolution in Nautical Charting, Hydro International, 9 Aug 2011, Vol. 15:5. (view online)
  • KM Stock, R Atkinson, C Higgins, M Small, A Woolf, K Millard, D Arctur, 2010. A semantic registry using a Feature Type Catalogue instead of ontologies to support spatial data infrastructuresInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science 24 (2), 231-252. (abstract) (full pdf)
  • Rob Atkinson, Keiran Millard and David Arctur, Standards Based Approaches for Cross-Domain Data Integration, International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, 2007, Vol.2, pp.74-89 (abstract) (full pdf)
  • David Arctur and Michael Zeiler, Designing Geodatabases: Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling, ESRI Press, 2004, 408 pages, ISBN 158948021X. Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Book Award, technical category, 2005. (see Amazon.com listing)
  • David Arctur, Object-Orientation in GIS: Conceptual Overview, EOM Magazine, March 1998, pp.21-22.
  • David Arctur, David Hair, George Timson, E. Paul Martin and Robin Fegeas, Issues and Prospects for the Next Generation of the Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS), International Journal of Geographical Information Science, Taylor &Francis Ltd, June 1998, vol 12:4, pp.403-425. (PDF available on request)
  • Kevin Shaw, Maria Cobb, Miyi Chung, and David Arctur, Managing the Navy's First OO Digital Mapping Project, IEEE Computer Magazine, IEEE Computer Society Press, September 1996, pp.69-74.
  • David Arctur, Design of an Extensible, Object-Oriented GIS Framework with Reactive Capability, Doctoral Thesis, University of Florida, May 1996, 109 pgs, ISBN 0-591-09961-6. (View the abstract as PDF)

Conference Papers and Workshops

Research Papers related to Object-Oriented GIS

  • David Arctur, Eman Anwar, Sharma Chakravarthy, Maria Cobb, Miyi Chung, Kevin Shaw, and John Alexander, Implementation of a Rule-Based Framework for Managing Updates in an Object-Oriented VPF Database, Proceedings of GIS/LIS'95 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, November 1995, pp. 1-10. (View PDF file)
  • Miyi Chung, Maria Cobb, Kevin Shaw, and David Arctur, An Object-Oriented Approach for Handling Spatial Topology in VPF Products, Proceedings of GIS/LIS'95 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, November 1995, pp. 163-174. (View PDF file)
  • Maria Cobb, Miyi Chung, Kevin Shaw, and David Arctur, A Self-Adjusting Indexing Structure for Spatial Data, Proceedings of GIS/LIS'95 Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, November 1995, pp. 182-192. (View PDF file)
  • David Arctur, Eman Anwar, John Alexander, Sharma Chakravarthy, Miyi Chung, Maria Cobb, and Kevin Shaw, Comparison and Benchmarks for Import of Vector Product Format (VPF) Geographic Data from Object-Oriented and Relational Database Files, Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Advances in Spatial Databases, SSD'95, Portland, Maine, August 1995, Springer-Verlag, pp.368-384. (View PDF file)
Note: Some of the following are NRL-internal research reports. Contact Kevin Shaw at Stennis Space Center, Mississippi USA, for information on the OVPF Project, which was principally funded by the US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), formerly National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).
  • Miyi Chung, Maria Cobb, Kevin Shaw, David Arctur, "Exploitation of World-Wide Web to Support Network Updating of VPF Mapping Database at a Feature Level," Technical Report No. NRL/MR/7441--95-7713, Naval Research Laboratory, May 1996.
  • Maria Cobb, Miyi Chung, Kevin Shaw, and David Arctur, "Object-Oriented Database Design and Implementation Issues for Object Vector Product Format (OVPF)," Technical Report No. NRL/FR/7441--95-9641, Naval Research Laboratory, July 1996.
  • David Arctur, John Alexander, Miyi Chung, Maria Cobb, Kevin Shaw, "Survey of Spatial Topology: Issues and Approaches," Technical Report No. NRL/MR/7441--96-7719, Naval Research Laboratory, September 1996.
  • Kevin Shaw, Miyi Chung, Maria Cobb, David Arctur, John Alexander, and Eman Anwar, "Object-Oriented Database Exploitation Within the GGIS Data Warehouse," Research Report to NRL and DMA, April 1995.
  • Kevin Shaw, John Alexander, David Arctur, and Robert E. Williams, "Development of an Object-Oriented Digital MC&G Database System for Modeling and Simulation Support," Research Report to NRL, DMA and DMSO, September 1994.

Programming Instruction Manuals

Note: These are the property of the respective companies listed. In most cases the versions I helped write are no longer available.

  • Momenta Education Services (1991, 1992) Application Programming for the Momenta Computer. Principal author of course materials published by Momenta Corp., Mountain View, CA.
  • ParcPlace Systems Education Services (1990, 1991) Introduction to Smalltalk Programming. Coauthor of course materials published by ParcPlace Systems, Sunnyvale, CA.
  • Informix Customer Training (1987, 1988) Advanced Informix 4GL Programming. Principal author of course materials published by Informix Software, Inc., Menlo Park, CA.
  • ___(1987, 1988) Advanced SQL Programming. Coauthor of course materials published by Informix Software, Inc., Menlo Park, CA.
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