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Special Issue "Geospatial Semantics and Semantic Web"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016).
Dr. E. Lynn Usery E-Mail
Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information Science, U.S. Geological Survey, 1400 Independence Road, Rolla, MO 65401-2502, USA
Dr. Dalia Varanka E-Mail
U.S. Geological Survey, 1400 Independence Road, Rolla, MO 65401, USA
Geospatial semantics and ontologies offer significant potential for enhanced search and query of geographic information. The development of the Semantic Web, Linked Open Data, and associated ontology and semantic tools provide opportunities for advancing research in geospatial information and geomatics. Research and development of ontologies and semantics in association with many recent advancements in geographic information systems (GIS), mobile mapping, volunteered geographic information (VGI), remote sensing, and spatial analysis are expanding the frontiers of geographic information science (GIScience). Semantics and ontologies are being developed and used in many traditional GIS application areas. The semantics necessary for data integration often require development of complete ontologies at the task level that relate to upper-level domain ontologies.
In this Special Issue we want to include original, unpublished research affecting geospatial semantics and ontologies. Specific topics of interest include but are not limited to geospatial ontologies, ontology-driven gazetteers, geospatial semantics, ontologies and semantics for geospatial data, especially topography, including terrain, hydrography, land cover, geographic names, transportation, and orthographic images. Other investigation topics include:
- Spatial reasoning
- Cartography and Visualization for Geospatial Semantics
- Natural Language Interfaces
- Linked Open Geospatial Data
- Semantic Sensor Networks
- Geospatial Ontology Patterns
- Mobile Deployment of Semantic Technology
- Intelligent Information Exploration and Query Processing
- Ontology Matching and Semantic Interoperability
- Semantics of Scale
- Semantic Standards
Dr. Dalia Varanka
Dr. E. Lynn Usery
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Geospatial semantics
- Domain ontology
- Task ontology
- Spatial ontology
- Semantic Web
- Resource Description Framework (RDF)
- Geospatial Semantic Web
- Web Ontology Language (OWL)
- Upper level ontologies