Most widely available approaches to semantic integration provide ad-hoc, non-systematic, subjective manual mappings that lead to procrustean amalgamations to fit the target standard, an outcome that pleases no one. Written by experts in the field, Theories of Geographic Concepts: Ontological Approaches to Semantic Integration emphasizes the
The Context. Introduction. Geographic Ontologies. Semantic Interoperability. Theoretical Foundations. Ontologies. Concepts. Semantics. Formal Approaches. Knowledge Representation Instruments. Formal Concept Analysis. Conceptual Graphs. Channel Theory. Description Logics. Natural Language and Semantic Information Extraction. Similarity. OntologY Integration. Integration Framework. Integration Approaches. Integration Guidelines. POST-REVIEW. Epilogue.