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Conciliating Perspectives from Mapping Agencies and Web of Data on Successful European SDIs: Toward a European Geographic Knowledge Graph

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LASTIG, Univ Gustave Eiffel, ENSG, IGN, F-94160 Saint Mandé, France
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Finnish Geospatial Research Institute-FGI, National Land Survey of Finland, Opastinsilta 12 C, 00520 Helsinki, Finland
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Kartverket, Kartverksveien 21, 3511 Hønefoss, Norway
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Geonovum, Barchman Wuytierslaan 10, 3818 LH Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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ETIS Lab UMR 8051, Paris Seine University, University of Cergy Pontoise, ENSEA, CNRS, 2 Av. A. Chauvin, 95000 Pontoise, France
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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Jamova Cesta 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Kadaster, Hofstraat 110, 7311 KZ Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9(2), 62; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi9020062
Received: 1 November 2019 / Revised: 10 January 2020 / Accepted: 19 January 2020 / Published: 21 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue SDI and the Revolutionary Technological Trends)
Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) are a key asset for Europe. This paper concentrates on unsolved issues in SDIs in Europe related to the management of semantic heterogeneities. It studies contributions and competences from two communities in this field: cartographers, authoritative data providers, and geographic information scientists on the one hand, and computer scientists working on the Web of Data on the other. During several workshops organized by the EuroSDR and Eurogeographics organizations, the authors analyzed their complementarity and discovered reasons for the difficult collaboration between these communities. They have different and sometimes conflicting perspectives on what successful SDIs should look like, as well as on priorities. We developed a proposal to integrate both perspectives, which is centered on the elaboration of an open European Geographical Knowledge Graph. Its structure reuses results from the literature on geographical information ontologies. It is associated with a multifaceted roadmap addressing interrelated aspects of SDIs. View Full-Text
Keywords: SDI; open data; metadata; ontologies; linked data; provenance; mediation SDI; open data; metadata; ontologies; linked data; provenance; mediation
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Bucher, B.; Tiainen, E.; Ellett von Brasch, T.; Janssen, P.; Kotzinos, D.; Čeh, M.; Rijsdijk, M.; Folmer, E.; Van Damme, M.-D.; Zhral, M. Conciliating Perspectives from Mapping Agencies and Web of Data on Successful European SDIs: Toward a European Geographic Knowledge Graph. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2020, 9, 62. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi9020062

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Bucher B, Tiainen E, Ellett von Brasch T, Janssen P, Kotzinos D, Čeh M, Rijsdijk M, Folmer E, Van Damme M-D, Zhral M. Conciliating Perspectives from Mapping Agencies and Web of Data on Successful European SDIs: Toward a European Geographic Knowledge Graph. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2020; 9(2):62. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi9020062

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Bucher, Bénédicte, Esa Tiainen, Thomas Ellett von Brasch, Paul Janssen, Dimitris Kotzinos, Marjan Čeh, Martijn Rijsdijk, Erwin Folmer, Marie-Dominique Van Damme, and Mehdi Zhral. 2020. "Conciliating Perspectives from Mapping Agencies and Web of Data on Successful European SDIs: Toward a European Geographic Knowledge Graph" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 9, no. 2: 62. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi9020062

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