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Using Ontologies for Integrated Geographic Information Systems

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Using Ontologies for Integrated Geographic Information Systems
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 ontology is a component, such as the database, cooperating to fulfill the system's objectives. By browsing through ontologies the users can be provided with information about the embedded knowledge of the system. Special emphasis is given to the case of remote sensing systems and geographic information systems. The levels of onto...
Frederico T. Fonseca, Max J. Egenhofer, Peggy Agou
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Type Journal
Year 2002
Where TGIS
Authors Frederico T. Fonseca, Max J. Egenhofer, Peggy Agouris, Gilberto Câmara
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