Understanding Taxonomies of Ecosystems: a Case Study
This paper presents a formalized ontological framework for the analysis of classifications of geographic objects. We present a set of logical principles that guide geographic classifications and then demonstrate their application on a practical example of the classification of ecosystems of Southeast Alaska. The framework has a potential to be used to facilitate interoperability between geographic classifications.
KeywordsGeographic Information System Class Hierarchy Root Class Ontological Framework Geographic Object
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