[ESIP-all] W3C-OGC Workshop on Linking Geospatial Data

David Arctur [UT] david.arctur at utexas.edu
Wed Nov 27 17:21:40 EST 2013

Apologies for cross-postings... this looks great:

Linking Geospatial Data
5th - 6th March 2014, Campus London, Shoreditch, UK

Call for Participation
What are best examples of data-driven Web applications you've ever seen? The updates to Open Street Map after the Haiti earthquake? The mapping of all 9,966,539 buildings in the Netherlands? The NHS Prescription data? Things like SF Park that help you 'park your car smarter' in San Francisco using real time data? Bing maps and Google Earth?

All these and many, many more data-driven applications have geospatial information at their core. Very often the common factor across multiple data sets is the location data, and maps are crucial in visualizing correlations between data sets that may otherwise be hidden.

It's this desire to work with multiple data sets in different formats about different topics and link those with the powerful technologies used in geospatial information systems that is behind the linking geospatial data workshop.

How can geographic information best be integrated with other data on the Web? How can we discover that different facts in different data sets relate to the same place, especially when 'place' can be expressed in different ways and at different levels of granularity?

On behalf of the Smart Open Data project, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in partnership with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and the OGC GeoSPARQL Standards Working Group, the UK Government Linked Data Working Group, Google and Ordnance Survey, invite you to share your experiences, successes and frustrations in using GI.
The workshop is open to all and will take place at Campus London on Wednesday 5th - Thursday 6th March, 2014.

David Arctur, PhD
Research Fellow, Jackson School of Geosciences & Cockrell School of Engineering
Adjunct Faculty, School of Information
University of Texas at Austin
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