Implications of GML
Makes it possible to build a spatial infrastructure ñ reduces the incremental cost of building telecom specific data sets.
Makes it easier to integrate spatial information with non-spatial information ñ ìe-mail me a map I can interact withî! => Better utilization of spatial information.
Leads to geographic standards for telecommunications ñ standard shareable vocabularies ñ lowers cost of data sharing and increases interoperability.
Provides a flexible, open, standard transport for geographic information for location-based applications. Allows vendors to focus on content!