This document discusses an integrated and unified approach for data aspects, specifically for assets in the built environment, using EIF terminology.
This document specifies:
- a generic Top Level "M1: Data model" as common form;
- a conceptual "L1: Data language" as common meta-model with four ‘linked data’-based concrete language bindings (SKOS, RDFS, OWL and SHACL), including:
- a choice of RDF-based formats (to be used for all modelling and language levels);
- a set of data modelling patterns (for identification, naming, handling of enumeration types, quantity modelling, asset decomposition, grouping, etc.).
- a linking approach for interlinking data sets, interlinking data models and linking data sets and data models which are relevant within the built environment from many perspectives such as:
- Building information modelling (BIM);
- Geo-spatial information systems (GIS);
- Systems engineering (SE) );
- Monitoring & control (M&C);
- Electronic document management (EDM).
This document does not specify a knowledge model since this is already available in ISO 12006-3.
This document does not specify a meta-‘data language’ since this is already provided by the concrete RDF language bindings (being RDFS).
The scope of this document in general excludes the following:
- Business process modelling;
- Software implementation aspects;
- Data packaging and transportation/transaction aspects (handled by ISO TC59/SC13 Information container for document delivery (ICDD) respectively various information delivery manual (IDM) / information exchange requirements (EIR)-related initiatives);
- Domain-specific (here: built environment-specific) content modelling in the form of concepts, attributes and relations at end-user level (the actual ontologies themselves) beyond a generic upper ontology and modelling patterns.