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Geospatial Semantics and the Semantic Web

Foundations, Algorithms, and Applications

  • Naveen Ashish
  • Amit P. Sheth

Part of the Semantic Web and Beyond book series (ADSW, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eero Hyvönen, Jouni Tuominen, Tomi Kauppinen, Jari Väätäinen
    Pages 1-25
  3. Simon Scheider, Carsten Keßler, Jens Ortmann, Anusuriya Devaraju, Johannes Trame, Tomi Kauppinen et al.
    Pages 27-59
  4. Matthew Perry, Prateek Jain, Amit P. Sheth
    Pages 61-86
  5. Kristin Stock, Gobe Hobona, Carlos Granell, Mike Jackson
    Pages 97-118
  6. Rigel Gjomemo, Isabel F. Cruz
    Pages 119-144
  7. Dalia Varanka, Jonathan Carter, E. Lynn Usery, Thomas Shoberg
    Pages 145-162
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 163-165

About this book


The availability of geographic and geospatial information and services, especially on the open Web has become abundant in the last several years with the proliferation of online maps, geo-coding services, geospatial Web services and geospatially enabled applications. The need for geospatial reasoning has significantly increased in many everyday applications including personal digital assistants, Web search applications, local aware mobile services, specialized systems for emergency response, medical triaging, intelligence analysis and more.

Geospatial Semantics and the Semantic Web: Foundations, Algorithms, and Applications, an edited volume contributed by world class leaders in this field, provides recent research in the theme of geospatial semantics. This edited volume presents new information systems applications that have potential for high impact and commercialization. Also, special effort was made by the contributors to focus on geospatial ontology development, related standards, geospatial ontology alignment and integration, and algorithmic techniques for geospatial semantics. Case studies and examples will be provided throughout this book as well as possibilities for future research.


Geospatial Semantics Geospatial web Information Systems Information retrieval Knowledge Driven GIS Semantic Web Spatial semantics ontologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Naveen Ashish
    • 1
  • Amit P. Sheth
    • 2
  1. 1.University of California - IrvineIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Computer Science &, EngineeringWright State UniversityDaytonUSA

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