The Location Management component allows easy reference to geographic places important to other entities, where a geographic place is an entity that can answer the question “where?” . This component could be a facade tool into GIS systems (e.g. Google Maps). This component also covers the operations to manage (create, read, delete) geographic sites that can be associated with a customer, account, service delivery or other entities. Finally, this component gives the capabilities to retrieve /list /validate addresses that are named as structured textual ways of describing how to find a Property in an urban area (country properties are often defined differently). It allows looking data for worldwide addresses through popular GIS systems like Google maps or government master addresses systems. It can also be used to validate geographic data, to be sure that it corresponds to a real geographic address. The component can be used to look for an address by: searching an area as a start (city, town ), then zooming on the streets of this area, and finally listing all the street segments (numbers) in a street.
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Component specification status:
Geographic Address Management (TMF673)
Geographic Site Management (TMF674)
Geographic Location (TMF675)
Event Management (TMF688)
Process Flow (TMF701)