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What's So Special about Spatial?

  • Glen Hart
  • Catherine Dolbear
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Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Geospatial information can act as a thread that can be used to integrate information from heterogeneous sources. It does so by exploiting common location information components that often exist across different domains. As such it has the potential to be a valuable resource in the implementation of the Semantic Web. This chapter examines the challenges of adding a geospatial component to the Web, with particular reference to doing so in a way that also supports the current initiatives to semantically enable the Web. It identifies those that are largely peculiar to geography and those that, whilst issues within geography, are also likely to occur in many other domains.

Keywords

Geographic Information System Lake District Topological Relationship Geospatial Information Spatial Query 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glen Hart
    • 1
  • Catherine Dolbear
    • 1
  1. 1.Ordnance Survey Research Labs SouthamptonUK

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