Marriott on Geospatial ODBMSs; Rick Cattell Joins ODBMS.ORG
ODBMS.ORG, the Internet's most up-to-date educational and research portal on object
database technology, today announced that its expert
Adrian Marriott has submitted a paper on "Scalable Geospatial Object Database",
which is available for immediate and free download from the portal's
The purpose of Marriott's paper is to describe the Geospatial Object Server (GOS)
that lies at the heart of the OS Master Map project deployed Ordnance Survey in
the United Kingdom. The aim of OS Master Map is to underpin all commercial and government
activity that involves spatial data into the next millennium.
Rick Cattell Joins ODBMS.ORG Board of Experts
In addition, ODBMS.ORG announced, that
Dr. Rick Cattell has joined its panel of over
80 internationally recognizable experts.
Dr. R. G. G. "Rick" Cattell is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems. He
has worked for over twenty years at Sun in management and senior technical roles,
and for ten years in research at Xerox PARC and at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Dr. Cattell is best known for his contributions to database systems and middle ware
--- particularly J2EE, object-oriented databases, object/relational mappings, and
database interfaces. He is the author of several dozen papers and six books. He
was a founder of SQL Access (a predecessor to ODBC), the founder and chair of the
Object Data Management Group (ODMG), the co-creator of JDBC, and the author of the
world's first monograph on object/relational and object databases.
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