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Termsort descending Description
cache

a component that stores a duplicate copy of data for more efficient access

CGDI

Canadian Geospatial Data Infrastructure

classification scheme

a hierarchical arrangement of material or other objects based on common properties

community of practice

an identifiable group with a shared interest in, and understanding, of a certain information type

comparison operator

a function that may be applied in a data querying filter, based on mathematical comparison

component

a discrete encapsulation of functionality within a specific deployed system or on a technology element

computational viewpoint

an architecture viewpoint describing a system based on functional interfaces

concept

a fundamental unit of meaning, or abstract conceptual entity, to which a label and definition may be applied

conceptual model

see information model

configuration

a concrete deployment of architectural components and data comprising a functioning system

configuration management

a systematic framework for managing the controlled configuration of a system, including change control, versioning, etc.

coordinating authority

within the National Environmental Information Infrastructure a role responsible for coordinating the development, deployment, and operation of the infrastructure, including any centralised components necessary for the proper functioning of the information platform.

correlation

joint analysis of multi-source datasets to identify relationships and for hypothesis development and testing

CRC

Cooperative Research Centres programme

Creative Commons by Attribution (CC-BY)

a set of standardised copyright licences for granting permission to use and access data and other works to: shareÑcopy and redistribute the material in any medium or format; adaptÑremix, transform and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially

CSIRO

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

CSML

Climate Science Modelling Language, a standards-based information model for encoding climate, atmospheric and oceanographic data in terms of geometry-based observation classes such as Points, Profiles, Trajectories and Grids

CSW

Catalogue Service for the Web

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