Seminar on Geospatial Semantics    (37TP)

As part of our educational material, James Wilson developed a seminar course (Geography 465) at James Madison University. The course announcement, syllabus, and readings included in the course are available at [ SOCoP Interop Project Educational Readings ].    (37SW)

Tutorial on GeoSPARQL    (37TQ)

Material to Help Ontology Engineering    (3QVY)

Catalogue of common pitfalls that often when developing ontologies (geospatial or otherwise) Work from the Hackathon Project: Ontohub-OOPS! Integration as part of the Ontology Summit 2013    (3QVZ)

OntologySummit2010 Communiqué: Creating the Ontologists of the Future    (39NA) See the middle section of the page for core skills along with interesting discussions. Also see the OntologySummit2010 base material.    (39NB)

GIS & T, BoK, Geospatial Semantic Body of Knowledge    (37TR)

We have a preliminary effort at creating an outline for the basic concepts, terms, knowledge, activity and skills needed for semantic and ontological expertise in the GIScience area. This was drafted in the general style used in Body of Knowledge (BoK) efforts, particularly following the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge (GIS&T BOK). A copy of the draft is now [available].    (2VHC)

Relevant past efforts in allied fields include:    (2VHD)

In the Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge (GIS&T BOK) the Areas are:    (2W22)

As a preliminary focus some material on semantics and ontologies would be added to the Conceptual Foundations Area as well as to the Geospatial Data Area with perhaps some supporting material in other Areas such as Analytic Methods.    (2WZB)

The material below provides examples of what might be in these Areas.    (2W2E)

Work from the 2010 Ontology Summit suggested 8 Core Knowledge Areas with some breakout into units:    (2VIQ)

1.The basic terminology of ontology (relation of ontology to knowledge representation, conceptual modeling, data modeling, ...)    (2VIR)

2.Theoretical foundations    (2VIS)

3.Representation languages Part 1: RDF, OWL; CommonLogic    (2VIY)

4.Building and editing ontologies    (2VIZ)

5.Ontology evaluation strategies and theories (OntoClean, ...)    (2VJ3)

6.Examples of ontologies, illustrating different methodologies    (2VJ4)

7.Examples of ontology applications (successes and failures)    (2WZC)

8.Ontology and the Web    (2VJE)

There is initial material on Ontologies as an artifact for making information explicit and how it is applied. Examples of General and Geospatial ontologies and Ontological Methods have been drafted by Dr. Gary Berg-Cross. Links to standard tutorials on these were provided as a draft for SOCoP Fall workshops.    (2RJM)

Currently a cooperative effort using the BoK2 framework is expected for this and related Geoscience material.    (2RJN)