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Building Virtual Earth Observatories Using Ontologies, Linked Geospatial Data and Knowledge Discovery Algorithms

  • Manolis Koubarakis
  • Michael Sioutis
  • George Garbis
  • Manos Karpathiotakis
  • Kostis Kyzirakos
  • Charalampos Nikolaou
  • Konstantina Bereta
  • Stavros Vassos
  • Corneliu Octavian Dumitru
  • Daniela Espinoza-Molina
  • Katrin Molch
  • Gottfried Schwarz
  • Mihai Datcu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7566)

Abstract

Advances in remote sensing technologies have allowed us to send an ever-increasing number of satellites in orbit around Earth. As a result, satellite image archives have been constantly increasing in size in the last few years (now reaching petabyte sizes), and have become a valuable source of information for many science and application domains (environment, oceanography, geology, archaeology, security, etc.). TELEIOS is a recent European project that addresses the need for scalable access to petabytes of Earth Observation data and the discovery of knowledge that can be used in applications. To achieve this, TELEIOS builds on scientific databases, linked geospatial data, ontologies and techniques for discovering knowledge from satellite images and auxiliary data sets. In this paper we outline the vision of TELEIOS (now in its second year), and give details of its original contributions on knowledge discovery from satellite images and auxiliary datasets, ontologies, and linked geospatial data.

Keywords

Knowledge Discovery Synthetic Aperture Radar Semantic Annotation Geospatial Data Open Linked Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manolis Koubarakis
    • 1
  • Michael Sioutis
    • 1
  • George Garbis
    • 1
  • Manos Karpathiotakis
    • 1
  • Kostis Kyzirakos
    • 1
  • Charalampos Nikolaou
    • 1
  • Konstantina Bereta
    • 1
  • Stavros Vassos
    • 1
  • Corneliu Octavian Dumitru
    • 2
  • Daniela Espinoza-Molina
    • 2
  • Katrin Molch
    • 2
  • Gottfried Schwarz
    • 2
  • Mihai Datcu
    • 2
  1. 1.National and Kapodistrian University of AthensGreece
  2. 2.German Aerospace Center (DLR)Germany

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