Semantic Geodemography and Urban Interoperability

  • Joaquín Borrego-Díaz
  • Antonia M. Chávez-González
  • Mónica A. Martín-Pérez
  • José A. Zamora-Aguilera
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 343)


Nowadays there exists an increasing interest on the use of the information collected by cities coming from different resources as data with dynamic nature like the one provided by sensor networks, as static data associated to the socio-technical system that the city performs. As well as the Semantic Sensor Web allows the standardization of data, it is essential to give an appropriate dealing to geo-demographic data. In this paper, an approach to the semantization of the geo-demographic information is presented, with the aim of achieving interoperability within other systems of the geospatial cyberinfrastructure. Furthermore, fundamental aspects of the creation of ontologies by starting from socio-demographical systems are discussed and the process is illustrated with a case study.


Geographical Information System Smart City Semantic Interoperability Sociotechnical System Semantic Sensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joaquín Borrego-Díaz
    • 1
  • Antonia M. Chávez-González
    • 1
  • Mónica A. Martín-Pérez
    • 1
  • José A. Zamora-Aguilera
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer Science and Artificial IntelligenceUniversity of SevilleSevilleSpain

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