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Ontology-based semantic integration of GML spatial information
Author(s): Jiaogen Zhou; Jihong Guan; Fubao Zhu; Shuigeng Zhou; Pingxiang Li
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Paper Abstract

GML is an XML encoding for the modeling, transport and storage of geographic information, which has been making a significant influential on the ability of organizations to share geographic information among their Web based GIS applications. Ontology has been acknowledged to be the kernel methodology for capturing and sharing semantics of spatial information. This paper proposes a framework for integrating spatial information based on GML schema matching by using ontology technologies, in which GML is adopted as the common format for spatial information wrapping and mediation, and ontology is used to overcome the heterogeneity when matching different GML schemas. A prototype is also implemented based on the proposed framework.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6420, Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Science, 64200H (28 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.712690
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Jiaogen Zhou, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Jihong Guan, Tongji Univ. (China)
Wuhan Univ. (China)
Fubao Zhu, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Shuigeng Zhou, Fudan Univ. (China)
Pingxiang Li, Wuhan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6420:
Geoinformatics 2006: Geospatial Information Science
Jianya Gong; Jingxiong Zhang, Editor(s)

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