publication . Article . 2002

using ontologies for integrated geographic information systems

Fonseca, Fred; Egenhofer, Max; Agouris, Peggy; Camara, Gilberto;
  • Published: 17 Dec 2002 Journal: Transactions in GIS, volume 6, pages 231-257 (issn: 1361-1682, eissn: 1467-9671, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Today, there is a huge amount of data gathered about the Earth, not only from new spatial information systems, but also from new and more sophisticated data collection technologies. This scenario leads to a number of interesting research challenges, such as how to integrate geographic information of different kinds. The basic motivation of this paper is to introduce a GIS architecture that can enable geographic information integration in a seamless and flexible way based on its semantic value and regardless of its representation. The proposed solution is an ontology‐driven geographic information system that acts as a system integrator. In this system, an ontolog...
free text keywords: geospatial ontologies, GIS, Semantic integration, Enterprise GIS, Computer science, GIS and public health, Information integration, Geographic information system, business.industry, business, Geoportal, Information retrieval, Data mining, computer.software_genre, computer, Geospatial analysis, Local information systems
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