Ontology-driven geographic information systems

Frederico T. Fonseca, Max J. Egenhofer

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Abstract

This paper introduces a geographic information system architecture based on ontologies. Ontology plays a central role in the definition of all aspects and components of an information system in the so-called ontology-driven information systems. The system presented here uses a container of interoperable geographic objects. The objects are extracted from multiple independent data sources and are derived from a strongly typed mapping of classes from multiple ontologies. This approach provides a great level of interoperability and allows partial integration of information when completeness is impossible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGIS 1999 - Proceedings of the 7th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
EditorsClaudia Bauzer Medeiros
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages14-19
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)1581132352
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Event7th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 1999 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: Nov 2 1999Nov 6 1999

Publication series

NameGIS: Proceedings of the ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems
Volume1999-November

Conference

Conference7th ACM International Symposium on Advances in Geographic Information Systems, GIS 1999
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City
Period11/2/9911/6/99

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Information Systems

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