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CSV

Open format plain text document used to store tabular data in columns separated by commas and rows terminated by new lines.Its extensions are .csv and .txt.

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ODF

Open Document Format for OASIS office applications is a standard file format for storing office documents such as spreadsheets, memoranda, graphs and presentations.It is based on the XML schema language, initially implemented in the office suite OpenOffice.org.

File extensions:

  • text: .odt
  • spreadsheet: .ods
  • drawing: .odg
  • graph: .odc
  • mathematical formuladatabases: .odf
  • mathematical formuladatabases: .odb
  • image: .odi
  • master document: .odm

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PDF

Universal portable document format that maintains the appearance of the document regardless of the operating system used and includes combinations of text, vector graphics and bitmap images.It is multiplatform, which means it can be displayed on the main systems without any changes to either the appearance or the structure of the original document.

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RDF

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a specification developed by the l W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) for modelling information and describing web resources through statements in the form of subject-predicate-object expressions.RDF combined with other tools enables meaning to be added to pages and is one of the technologies essential to the semantic web.

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SHP

Shapefile is a spatial data format considered to be the standard for exchanging geographic information between Geographic Information Systems (GIS).It is a digital vector storage format, developed by ESRI, where the location of geographic elements and their associated attributes are stored.

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SPARQL

This is a language developed by W3C for querying RDF data. It is an essential tool for the Semantic Web.

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XML

Extensible Markup Language that uses markers, or tags, developed by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium ). It enables data to be defined in such as way so it can be structured using markers that are not predefined.It is the standard for exchanging structured information between different platforms.

Format XML References

Excel

Spreadsheet format, developed by Microsoft, which contains rows and columns of cells, and each one can include data, formulas, text, tables and graphs.

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WMS

The Web Map Service is a service defined by the OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium) which produces spatially referenced data maps in a dynamic way based on geographic information.It is an international standard that defines a map as a representation of geographic information in the form of an image file.

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JSON

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data interchange format, easily understood by people and easy generation and interpretation for the machines. Is based on a subset of JavaScript programming language, characterized by being a separate text format language.

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