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Geography Markup Language (GML) is a set of Extensible Markup Language (XML) components useful in describing items of geographic information. The components are of two types:

  • Utility elements and types: standard XML representations of geometry, time, and coordinate reference systems, and so on
  • Abstract elements and types and a set of design patterns: provide a basis for the development of XML languages tailored to a specific application domain

GML may be used for the transfer of geographic information in many contexts. These include data transfer between desktop applications; data storage and archiving; and as the message content in Web service applications, which may include data publishing. The latter may be in the context of formal spatial data infrastructures (SDIs).

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