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Geo-ontology design and its logic reasoning
Author(s): Yandong Wang; Jingjing Dai; Jizhen Sheng; Kai Zhou; Jianya Gong
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Paper Abstract

With the increasing application of geographic information system (GIS), GIS is faced with the difficulty of efficient management and comprehensive application of the spatial information from different resources and in different forms. In order to solve these problems, ontology is introduced into GIS field as a concept model which can represent object on semantic and knowledge level. Ontology not only can describe spatial data more easily understood by computers in semantic encoding method, but also can integrate geographical data from different sources and in different forms for reasoning. In this paper, a geo-ontology "GeographicalSpace" is built with Web Ontology Language (OWL) after analyzing the research and application of geo-ontology. A geo-ontology reasoning framework is put forward in which three layers are designed. The three layers are presentation layer, semantic service layer and spatial application server layer. By using the geo-ontology repository module and reasoning module in this framework, some more complex spatial location relationships in depth can be mined out. At last, an experiment is designed to demonstrate geo-ontology's ability to execute more intelligent query that can't be implemented in traditional GIS.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6753, Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Science, 675309 (25 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.761349
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Yandong Wang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Jingjing Dai, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Jizhen Sheng, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Kai Zhou, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Jianya Gong, Wuhan Univ. (China)


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Geoinformatics 2007: Geospatial Information Science

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