Proceeding on the Road of Semantic Interoperability – Design of a Semantic Mapper Based on a Case Study from Transportation

  • Yaser A. Bishr
  • Hardy Pundt
  • Christoph Rüther
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1580)


Semantic interoperability in GIS is the ability to share geospatial information at the application level. This paper argues that we currently have a relatively clear understanding of what semantic heterogeneity means, what are real world cases that exemplify this heterogeneity, and who to characterize these differences. We believe that the stage is now set for implementing a prototype to resolve semantic heterogeneity. We present here an on going case study and prototype development. This prototype is not aimed to be a definitive solution. Rather, it provides a feedback process to our struggle to seek scientifically sound and technically and commercially viable solutions to semantic interoperability.


Domain Ontology Semantic Mapper Object Instance Semantic Interoperability Semantic Issue 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaser A. Bishr
    • 1
  • Hardy Pundt
    • 1
  • Christoph Rüther
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for GeoinformaticsUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany

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