An OWL2 Land Use Ontology: LBCS

Nuno Montenegro, Jorge Gomes, Paulo Urbano, José Duarte

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This paper describes the “Land Based Classification Standards” (LBCS) OWL2 ontology used as a basic structure for the “City Information Modelling” (CIM) model developed within a larger research project aimed at developing a tool for urban planning and design. The main purpose is to provide semantic and computer-readable land use descriptions of geo-referenced spatial data, to make available programming strategies and design options to the participants of the urban development process. There are several advantages of transferring a Land use standard into a OWL2 land use ontology: it is modular, it can be shared and reused, it can be extended and data consistency can be checked, it is ready to be integrated, supporting the interoperability of different urban planning applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2011 - International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsBeniamino Murgante, Osvaldo Gervasi, Andres Iglesias, David Taniar, Bernady O. Apduhan
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783642218866
StatePublished - 2011
Event11th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011 - Santander, Spain
Duration: Jun 20 2011Jun 23 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6783 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other11th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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