Josh Afoot (02)
On Jun 4, 2010, at 16:35, "Carl Reed" <creed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: (03)
> Josh -
> Is there an agenda yet?
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> From: "Lieberman Joshua" <jlieberman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Spatial CoP (SOCoP) Ontology" <socop-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 2010 11:53 AM
> Subject: [socop-forum] Geosemantics "Summit"
>> On Monday afternoon, June 14, there will be a Geosemantics summit in
>> Silver Spring, MD. This session will be associated with the OGC
>> Technical Committee meeting, but is open to OGC members and non-
>> members alike.
>> The session is motivated by two trends in geosemantics. The first is
>> the increasing federation of disparate geospatial services and data
>> across domain and community boundaries. GEOSS (Global Earth Observing
>> System of Systems) is an example of this, but there are many others.
>> As a result, there are increasing needs to perform semantic mediation
>> between the concepts and vocabularies brought into these federations
>> in order for discovery and exploitation of geodata resources to be
>> successful. Many of these terms and the relationships between them
>> spatially meaningful but have little in the way of a consistent
>> geosemantic basis for successful mediation to occur.
>> The second trend of interest is publication of linked geodata. Just
>> "putting it out there and see what happens" has enormous potential
>> geospatial enablement and fusion, as well as enormous potential for
>> confusion and duplication as link scheme development and
>> "triplification" are carried out in many different ways.
>> The goal of the summit is to look at these and other trends in the
>> application of geosemantics, then start to build a reference model
>> for the use and adaptation of OGC standards to further them.
>> Everyone interested in contributing to this work or learning about it
>> is welcome to attend. Proposals for presentations relevant to the
>> session themes are also welcome. Please contact me
>> ) for further information.
>> Josh Lieberman
>> Chair, OGC Geosemantics Domain Working Group
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