A Geo-semantics Flyby

  • Krzysztof Janowicz
  • Simon Scheider
  • Benjamin Adams
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8067)

Abstract

Geospatial semantics as a research field studies how to publish, retrieve, reuse, and integrate geo-data, how to describe geo-data by conceptual models, and how to develop formal specifications on top of data structures to reduce the risk of incompatibilities. Geo-data is highly heterogeneous and ranges from qualitative interviews and thematic maps to satellite imagery and complex simulations. This makes ontologies, semantic annotations, and reasoning support essential ingredients towards a Geospatial Semantic Web. In this paper, we present an overview of major research questions, recent findings, and core literature.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Krzysztof Janowicz
    • 1
  • Simon Scheider
    • 2
  • Benjamin Adams
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Institute for GeoinformaticsUniversity of MünsterGermany
  3. 3.National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS)University of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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