Ontology-driven description of spatial data for their semantic processing

Miguel Torres, Rolando Quintero, Marco Moreno, Frederico Fonseca

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Abstract

We use ontologies in this paper to search for alternative representations of geographic objects thus providing a description of these objects in cartographic vector maps. We define ontologies based on two types of concepts ("terminal" and "non-terminal") and two kinds of relations ("has" and "is-a"). These are the basic elements used to describe a map. We also present a case study in which an ontology for topographic maps is created. Our approach is oriented towards solving heterogeneity and interoperability issues in GIS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeoSpatial Semantics - First International Conference, GeoS 2005, Proceedings
Pages242-249
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event1st International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, GeoS 2005 - Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: Nov 29 2005Nov 30 2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3799 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on GeoSpatial Semantics, GeoS 2005
CountryMexico
CityMexico City
Period11/29/0511/30/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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