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Issue No.03 - May/June (2004 vol.19)
pp: 80-86
Rainer Spittel , Center for Computing Technologies (TZI), University of Bremen
Ubbo Visser , Center for Computing Technologies (TZI), University of Bremen
Thomas J. Vögele , Center for Computing Technologies (TZI), University of Bremen
This article describes the application GeoShare, which participated in the Semantic Web Challenge 2003. As their motivating example, the authors describe a tourist who is planning a bike trip and looking for nice locations for fishing and bathing. Therefore, he needs information regarding water quality-that is, information that has not only a thematic but also a spatial and temporal context. The authors provide a detailed look at the technologies GeoShare uses, including ontologies for describing vocabularies and catalogs as well as semantics-related keyword search. They also present their group's spatial reasoner and its application in a spatial data infrastructure consisting of a Web Catalog Service, distributed Web Map Services, and a Generic Web Map Client.
intelligent Web Services, Semantic Web, Internet reasoning services, data and knowledge visualization
Rainer Spittel, Ubbo Visser, Thomas J. Vögele, "Ontology-Based Search for Interactive Digital Maps", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol.19, no. 3, pp. 80-86, May/June 2004, doi:10.1109/MIS.2004.15
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