Data Harvesting - SnowFlake Software
The concept of data harvesting can be quite daunting to most users. It provides yet another theory to learn, more industry terms (round-tripping) to follow and, undoubtedly, there will be more acronyms to study. But the concept itself is really very simple. n effect, data harvesting is the gathering of data from numerous disparate databases into a single database from which it can be re-published in a unified manner. Since the easiest way to read and publish data is in XML / GML format, the term also incorporates the concept of "schema translating" this data into XML / GML formats and delivering this data according to a particular schema.
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