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A

ACIS
3D Geometric Modeler from Spatial Corporation, see Wikipedia and www.spatial.com
ADE
Application Domain Extension
ADT
Architectural Desktop
AEC
Architecture, Engineering, Construction
ALKIS
German National Standard for Cadastral Information
ATKIS
German National Standard for Topographic and Cartographic Information

B

B-Rep
Boundary Representation, see Wikipedia
BIM
Building Information Model

C

CAAD
Computer Aided Architectural Design, see Wikipedia
CAD
Computer Aided Design, see Wikipedia
CAFM
Computer-Aided Facility Management software application
CityGML
Exchange and Storage of Virtual 3D City Models, see more
CRS
Coordinate Reference System
CSG
Constructive Solid Geometry, see Wikipedia

D

DGN
File Format from Bentley, see Wikipedia
DTM
Digital Terrain Model
DWG
File Format from AutoDesk, see Wikipedia
DXF
Data Exchange Format, File Format

E

EuroSDR
European Spatial Data Research Organisation www.eurosdr.net
EXPRESS
Information Modelling Language, developed by the ISO Group TC184/SC4 as an international standard ISO 10303-11.
EXPRESS-X
Extension to EXPRESS, allows querying and processing the content of a populated EXPRESS model, main tasks are the mapping between different EXPRESS models and the definition of views onto such a model. Developed by the ISO Group TC184/SC4 as an international standard ISO 10303-14.

F

FM
Facility Management, see Wikipedia
FZK
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, see www.fzk.de

G

GDI NRW
Geodata Infrastructure North-Rhine Westphalia
GIS
Geographic Information System, see Wikipedia
GML
Geography Markup Language, see Wikipedia
GUID
Globally Unique Identifier is a unique 128-bit number that is produced by an open algorithm, see Wikipedia

H

HTML
Hypertext Markup Language, see Wikipedia


I

IAI
International Alliance for Interoperability, a non-for-profit, industry-led organization, that supports the development of the IFC specification.
IAI
Institut für Angewandte Informatik, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, see www.iai.fzk.de/ifc
IDM
Information Delivery Manual, specifies which information that should be exchanged between process at a certain stage in a buildings lifecycle, www.iai.no/idm
IFC
Industry Foundation Classes a neutral product data model for the construction and facility management industry, see Wikipedia and an overview (in German)
IFC version
release number of the IFC specification used for the exchange (*.ifc file, or data repository), official IFC releases include IFC1.5.1, IFC2.0, IFC2x, IFC2x2, IFC2x3
IFD
International Framework for Dictionaries
IFG project
Industry Foundation Classes for GIS, an IAI project to enable the CAD/GIS integration based on IFC, see www.iai.no/ifg/
IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, File Format

J

K

KML
Keyhole Markup Language, see Wikipedia

L

Latitude
Degrees difference North or South from the Equator, see Wikipedia
LoD
Level of Detail, see Wikipedia
Longitude
Degrees difference East or West from Greenwich, England, see Wikipedia

M

N

NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology

O

OGC
Open Geospatial Consortium
OpenCascade
Open source 3D Modeller, see Open CASCADE Technology

P

PDM
Product Data Model

Q

R

S

SIG 3D
Special Interest Group 3D of the GDI NRW
SQL
Structured Query Language
STEP
Standard of the Exchange of Product Model Data
STL
Stereolithography Language, Standard Transformation Language, File Format

T

TIC
Terrain Intersection Curve
TIN
Triangulated Irregular Network
Topographic
Graphic representation of the surface features of an area.

U

UML
Unified Modeling Language, see [1]
URL
Uniform Resource Locator, see Wikipedia

V

VRML
Virtual Reality Meta Language, File Format, see more

W

WFS
OGC Web Feature Service

X

X3D
Open Standards XML-enabled 3D file format of the 3D Consortium
XML
Extensible Markup Language, see Wikipedia

Y

Z

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