An OpenStreetMap Editing Interface for Visually Impaired Users Based on Geo-semantic Information

  • Ahmed El-Safty
  • Bernhard Schmitz
  • Thomas Ertl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8548)


We present a system for editing OpenStreetMap data, which is based on the idea that common-sense preconceptions about the world can be encoded semantically and thus used in conjunction with preexisting data about an area to predict probable changes. The system can thus reduce the number of OpenStreetMap tags from which the user can choose.


OpenStreetMap Semantic Web User Interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed El-Safty
    • 1
  • Bernhard Schmitz
    • 2
  • Thomas Ertl
    • 2
  1. 1.German University of CairoCairoEgypt
  2. 2.Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems (VIS)University of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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