connect textual information with a data system. For example, when a user is researching an existing data set, it would be useful to provide immediate access to all of the associated documentation about that data set. The use of WAIS, the associated documentation could extend beyond the data set itself to include publications that reference the data set or engineering specifications of the instruments used.

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FGCC (1980). Input Formats and Specifications of the National Geodetic Survey Data Base: Volume II—Vertical Control Data, Federal Geodetic Coordinating Committee, National Geodetic Survey, Rockville, Maryland.

FGCC (1983). Input Formats and Specifications of the National Geodetic Survey Data Base: Volume III—Gravity Control Data, Federal Geodetic Coordinating Committee, National Geodetic Survey, Rockville, Maryland.

FGCC (1989). Input Formats and Specifications of the National Geodetic Survey Data Base: Volume I—Horizontal Control Data (revised 1989), Federal Geodetic Coordinating Committee, National Geodetic Survey, Rockville, Maryland.

FGDC (1991). A National Geographic Information Resource: The Spatial Foundation of the Information-Based Society, Federal Geographic Data Committee, First Annual Report to the Director of OMB, 10 pp. plus 41 pp. of appendixes.



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