General architecture of semantic geospatial data sources integration system

Michał Świderski


In this paper we sketch requirements that the semantic integration system for geospatial data in Internet must face. Then we present novel architecture of such system that takes object-relational nature of GIS data into account, modeling Conceptual Schema with both DL and Datalog, using DL T-Box reasoning, modified query rewriting algorithm and placing semantic data sources’ annotation in WSDL documents of Web Services.


Datalog; semantic integration; GIS; LAV; DL

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