3nd Annual Spatial Ontology Community of Practice Workshop: Development, Implementation and Use of Geo-Spatial Ontologies and Semantics    (2J9A)

Dec 3, 2010 at USGS Reston, VA    (2J9B)

The Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) hosted a workshop on spatial semantics and ontologies at the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Center 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 on Friday December 3, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This workshop is organized by SOCoP with support from the USGS, Ontolog, and others.    (2J9C)

The purpose of the workshop was to continue the discussion from the previous SOCoP workshops in advancing spatial ontologies and semantic tools in the geospatial data domain. The main theme of this 3rd iteration of the workshop is the current and future state of development, implementation, and use of geospatial semantics and ontologies in meeting organizational mission and program needs.    (2J9D)

In addressing this theme, as at last year’s workshop, we anticipate having a morning of talks and an afternoon of small group roundtable discussions. This year's presentations included discussion of standards work such GeoSPARQL and Open Geospatial Consortium GeoSemantics, a Socop-Sameas Demonstration, and USGS Ontology for The National Map. In addition there was discussion of the National Science Foundation INTEROP Project which was recently awarded and which several Spatial Ontology Community of Practice members will participate in. This Project: “an Interdisciplinary Network to Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration, and Interoperability” promises to be an exciting opportunity in developing and using ontologies, software tools, and collaboration methods to support geospatial data sharing, integration, and interoperation. Afternoon roundtable discussions will follow morning presentations.    (2JWI)

More on the workshop and presentations are at SOCoP/Workshop_agenda_2010_12_03.    (2J9E)

There is no charge for the workshop and more information about SOCoP and the workshop will available on this site as it is developed.    (2JWJ)

Even though there will be no charge for the Workshop, we will ask attendees to register with SOCoP to facilitate logistics and entry into the USGS Building.    (2JD5)

Workshop Registration Information: http://www.eventbrite.com/createinvite?eid=994112417&invite=538989    (2JD4)

Note: there will be no mobile or wireless access in the meeting rooms, but internet access and wireless is available outside of the meeting rooms.    (2JWK)

Roundtable facilitators - please see: SocopRoundtable_Guidelines    (2XPN)

Any questions regarding the 3rd Annual SOCoP Workshop can be addressed to Dr. Gary Berg-Cross via email: gbergcross@gmail.com.    (2JD6)

A final program, meeting location directions and registration information should be available soon and will be updated on this site.    (2J9G)

Proceedings from last year’s Workshop complete with presentation slides and audio are available at http://ontolog.cim3.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?SOCoP/Workshop_2009_11_12, thanks to the support of Ontolog.    (2J9H)