Using the Model-Driven Architecture Approach for Geospatial Databases Design of Ecological Niches and Potential Distributions [chapter]

Gerardo José Zárate, Jugurta Lisboa-Filho, Carlos Frankl Sperber
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
An ecological niche is defined by an array of biotic and abiotic requirements that allow organisms to survive and reproduce in a geographic area. Environmental data from a region can be used to predict the potential distribution of a species in a different region. Potential geographic distributions are useful in predicting the extent of invasive species, preventing economic and ecological damages. Many formalisms for modeling geospatial information have been developed over the years. The most
more » ... table benefit of these formalisms is their focus on a high-level abstraction of reality, leaving unnecessary details behind. This paper presents the stages of the Model-Driven Architecture approach for the design of database, with geospatial capabilities, for niches and potential geographic distributions. We take advantage of the UML GeoProfile formalism for geospatial databases, which is capable of modeling geographic and environmental data.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-12256-4_23 fatcat:ujzyuigrxfghbgo3tfz6ehfg4y