SDI4Apps Points of Interest Knowledge Base

  • Otakar ČerbaEmail author
  • Karel Charvát
  • Tomáš Mildorf
  • Raitis Bērziņš
  • Pavel Vlach
  • Barbora Musilová
Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


The SDI4Apps project has collected a large number of points of interest (POIs). The Smart Points of Interest (SPOI) represents a seamless and open resource of POIs covering all the world. Its principal target has been to provide information for cycling as Linked data together with other data sets containing road network. But the current version can be used for any purposes related to tourism. The article presents the data model for POIs as a basis for harmonization of external data sources into this data model. The current version of the SPOI data set includes a harmonized combination of selected OpenStreetMap data,, experimental geo-ontologies developed at the University of West Bohemia and local data. The data model follows the recommendations for RDF data sets, semantic data, and Linked Data as well as the data model published in Points of Interest Core. The SPOI knowledge base complies with the 5-star rating system of Linked Open Data. The data model re-uses several important, respected and standardized formats and vocabularies such as XML, XML Schema, RDF, RDFS, SKOS (Simple Knowledge Organization System), GeoSPARQL or FOAF (Friend of a Friend).


Point of interest Linked data Data model SDI4Apps Data set Spatial data modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otakar Čerba
    • 1
    Email author
  • Karel Charvát
    • 2
  • Tomáš Mildorf
    • 1
  • Raitis Bērziņš
    • 3
  • Pavel Vlach
    • 1
  • Barbora Musilová
    • 1
  1. 1.University of West BohemiaPlzeňCzech Republic
  2. 2.Czech Centre for Science and SocietyPraha 5Czech Republic
  3. 3.Baltic Open Solutions CenterRīgaLatvia

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