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Open-File Report 2012–1109

Introduction to Geospatial Semantics and Technology Workshop Handbook

Edited by Dalia E. Varanka

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The workshop is a tutorial on introductory geospatial semantics with hands-on exercises using standard Web browsers. The workshop is divided into two sections, general semantics on the Web and specific examples of geospatial semantics using data from The National Map of the U.S. Geological Survey and the Open Ontology Repository. The general semantics section includes information and access to publicly available semantic archives. The specific session includes information on geospatial semantics with access to semantically enhanced data for hydrography, transportation, boundaries, and names. The Open Ontology Repository offers open-source ontologies for public use.

Revised November 9, 2012

First posted May 30, 2012

For additional information contact:
Director, USGS Center of Excellence for Geospatial Information
Science (CEGIS)
1400 Independence Road
Rolla, MO 65401

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Suggested citation:

Varanka, D.E., ed., 2012, Introduction to geospatial semantics and technology workshop handbook: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1109, 107 p. (Revised November 2012)


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