An OWL2 Land Use Ontology: LBCS

  • Nuno Montenegro
  • Jorge Gomes
  • Paulo Urbano
  • José Duarte
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6783)


This paper describes the “Land Based Classification Standards” (LBCS) OWL2 ontology used as a basic structure for the “City Information Modelling” (CIM) model developed within a larger research project aimed at developing a tool for urban planning and design. The main purpose is to provide semantic and computer-readable land use descriptions of geo-referenced spatial data, to make available programming strategies and design options to the participants of the urban development process. There are several advantages of transferring a Land use standard into a OWL2 land use ontology: it is modular, it can be shared and reused, it can be extended and data consistency can be checked, it is ready to be integrated, supporting the interoperability of different urban planning applications.


Urban ontology OWL2 Urban Development Process CIM GIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nuno Montenegro
    • 1
  • Jorge Gomes
    • 2
  • Paulo Urbano
    • 2
  • José Duarte
    • 1
  1. 1.FAUTLLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.LabMag—FCULLisboaPortugal

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