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Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)

January 1, 1999

The American National Standards Institute?s (ANSI) Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS) is a mechanism for archiving and transferring of spatial data (including metadata) between dissimilar computer systems. The SDTS specifies exchange constructs, such as format, structure, and content, for spatially referenced vector and raster (including gridded) data.

The SDTS includes a flexible conceptual model, specifications for a quality report, transfer module specifications, data dictionary specifications, and definitions of spatial features and attributes.

Publication Year 1999
Title Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)
DOI 10.3133/fs07799
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 077-99
Index ID fs07799
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey