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Harmonization - definition(s)

harmonization - With respect to standards: activities undertaken by communities of experts to align standards. For example, to define common metadata and application schema from legacy sources, harmonization will consider:

   Architecture - multiple viewpoints that capture high level requirements, use cases, scenarios, information flows and computational flows. 
   Data modelling - definition and UML encoding of feature type, attribute type, data type, coding, dependency mapping 
   Schema modelling - UML mapping and encoding to GML, mapping of profiles to one another, and delineation to service types 
   Iteration and development - build a little, see if it works, build more
   Delivery to standards organizations for approval. 

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Source: Open Geospatial Consortium, 19 June 2011 08:22:04, External 

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