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Towards a Linked Geospatial Data Infrastructure

Publication Type: 
Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Abstract: 
The pressure of opening access to public sector geospatial information traditionally managed within disparate spatial data infrastructures (SDI) is driven by a combination of factors. These factors include the adoption of open data programs and the need to integrate spatial data across sectors and levels of government for specific applications. Informed by the success of the Linked Open Data community, efforts to leverage Linked Data in enabling global access to spatial data currently managed within national and regional SDIs are emerging. However, these early efforts do not provide guidelines for implementing such Linked SDI nor articulate the socio-technical requirements for a successful Linked Geospatial Data strategy. By analyzing existing SDI architectures and emerging Linked SDI requirements, we develop Reference Architecture for building interoperable Linked SDIs.
Conference Name: 
2nd Joint International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective and International Conference on Electronic Democracy
Proceedings: 
LNCS, Springer Verlag
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): 
10.1007/978-3-642-40160-2_16
Publication Date: 
26/08/2013
Issue: 
LNCS 8061
Pages: 
196-210
Conference Location: 
Czech Republic
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Institution: 
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
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