Ireland?s Authoritative Geospatial Linked Data

  • Christophe Debruyne
  • Alan Meehan
  • Éamonn Clinton
  • Lorraine McNerney
  • Atul Nautiyal
  • Peter Lavin
  • Declan O’Sullivan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10588)

Abstract aims to provide an authoritative service for serving Ireland?s national geospatial data as Linked Data. The service currently provides information on Irish administrative boundaries and the boundaries used for the Irish 2011 census. The service is designed to support two use cases: serving boundary data of geographic features at various level of detail and capturing the evolution of administrative boundaries. In this paper, we report on the development of the service and elaborate on some of the informed decisions concerned with the URI strategy and use of named graphs for the support of aforementioned use cases ? relating those with similar initiatives. While clear insights on how the data is being used are still being gathered, we provide examples of how and where this geospatial Linked Data dataset is used.


Geospatial linked data Ordnance survey Ireland 



The ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology is funded under the SFI Research Centres Programme (Grant 13/RC/2106) and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Debruyne
    • 1
  • Alan Meehan
    • 1
  • Éamonn Clinton
    • 2
  • Lorraine McNerney
    • 2
  • Atul Nautiyal
    • 1
  • Peter Lavin
    • 1
  • Declan O’Sullivan
    • 1
  1. 1.ADAPT Centre, Trinity College DublinDublin 2Ireland
  2. 2.Ordnance Survey IrelandDublin 8Ireland

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