Initiatives, such as INSPIRE and the US DHS Geospatial Data Model, are working to develop a rich set of standards that will create harmonized models and themes for the spatial information infrastructure. However, this is only the first step. Semantically meaningful models must still be developed in order to stimulate interoperability.
Creating Spatial Information Infrastructures (SII) presents solutions to the problems preventing the launch of a truly effective SII. Leading experts in SII development present a complete overview of SII, including user and application needs, theoretical and technological foundations, and examples of realized working SII’s. The book includes semantic applications in each discussion and explains their importance to the future of geo-information standardization.
Offering practical solutions to technical and nontechnical obstacles, this book provides the tools needed to take the next step toward a working semantic web—one that will revolutionize the way the world accesses and utilizes spatial information.
Table of Contents
Requirements and Challenges for Building a European
SII: INSPIRE. Geometry Semantics in SI. Semantic Web Technologies as the Foundation for the II. Standardization and Modeling of Transportation Infrastructure Semantics. How Early Science Can Contribute to, and Benefit from, the SII. Opportunities and Challenges in Exploiting Semantics as an aid to Information Integration: A National Mapping Agency Perspective. Using Formal Semantics for Services within the SII. Geosemantic Web Standards for the SII: Nice To Have or Hopeless Without? A Standardized Land Administration Domain Model as part of the SII. Metadata and Spatial Searching as Key SII Component: Future Standardization Developments. The SII as Part of the II.
Peter van Oosterom, Sisi Zlatanova