DRAFT: People Finder Interchange Format

1. Abstract
This document defines the People Finder Interchange Format, which encompasses both a data model and an XML-based exchange format for sharing data about people who are missing or displaced by natural or human-made disasters. The data model is first described in a manner independent of implementation style (object-oriented, relational, or XML). Then the PFIF proper is specified by an XML Schema. This document also provides a recommended schema for handling PFIF data in a relational database, though such implementation decisions are ultimately up to application developers.