The GeoUML Catalogue exists since the end of 2009, except for the modules regarding the generation of physical schemas different from the Oracle SQL one; the GeoUML Validator and the various implementation models (schema generator/readers) were completed at the end of 2011.

The tools are currently distributed with a free use licence and are used in several Italian regions and other public administrations in order to:

  • define the local application schema starting from the National Core schema;
  •  define the physical structures used for the productions of new data (gml and shape file formats); 
  • design the PostGIS and Oracle spatial databases; 
  • validate the conformance of spatial dataset (production datasets or database) to the structural and spatial constraints defined in the application schema.