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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6(8), 252; doi:10.3390/ijgi6080252

A Novel Approach for Publishing Linked Open Geodata from National Registries with the Use of Semantically Annotated Context Dependent Web Pages

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The Wroclaw Institute of Spatial Information and Artificial Intelligence, C.K. Norwida 9/2, 50-374 Wrocław, Poland
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Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, ul. C. K. Norwida 25, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland
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Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Schongauerstraße 9, 04328 Leipzig, Germany
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Received: 31 May 2017 / Revised: 6 August 2017 / Accepted: 10 August 2017 / Published: 15 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Web/Cloud Based Mapping and Geoinformation)
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Abstract

Many of the standards used to build spatial data infrastructure (SDI), such as Web Map Service (WMS) or Web Feature Service (WFS), have become outdated. They do not follow current web technology development and do not fully exploit its capabilities. Spatial data often remains available only through application programming interfaces (APIs), reflecting the persistence of organizational silos. The potential of the web for discovering knowledge hidden in data and discoverable through integration and fusion remains very difficult. This article presents a strategy to take advantage of these newer semantic web technologies for SDI. We describe the implementation of a public registry in the age of Web 3.0. Our goal is to convert existing geographic information systems (GIS) data into explicit knowledge that can be easily used for a variety of purposes. This turns SDI into a framework to utilize the many advantages of the web. In this paper we present the working prototype system developed for the province of Mazowieckie in Poland and describes the underlying concepts. Further development of this approach comes from using linked data (LD) with expert systems to support analysis functions and tasks. View Full-Text
Keywords: linked data; semantics; national registries; web services linked data; semantics; national registries; web services
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Iwaniak, A.; Leszczuk, M.; Strzelecki, M.; Harvey, F.; Kaczmarek, I. A Novel Approach for Publishing Linked Open Geodata from National Registries with the Use of Semantically Annotated Context Dependent Web Pages. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2017, 6, 252.

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