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GeoVoCampDC2013 Day 2

  • Nov 19, 2013 · 9:00 AM
  • NSF

You will need to register through the VoCamp site to attend this event. Please visit http://vocamp.org/wiki/GeoVoCampDC2013 for more details.

The Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) along with others are currently planning a GeoVoCamp as follow-up to prior GeoVoCamps including those held in Santa Barbara, Dayton and DC in 2012 and at Santa Barbara CA in 2013. As with previous workshops this will be organized around 3-4 Work Groups. We expect some continuation from prior workshops including work on Ontology Design Patterns and the Descartes Core started on in 2012. We welcome additional topics with geospatial and relating domains, such as in the Earth Sciences. While previous experience in developing ontologies or geo-patterns is useful, it is not required to join the camp and all are welcome to sign up and to join, participate and observe. There is no fee.

In Nov, we will continue with terrain and surface network concepts from GeoVoCampDC2012. This is a USGS effort to develop ontologies and ontology patterns useful in multifarious applications, such as environmental modeling and the Earth Sciences.

A 2nd topic leverages last year's discussion of water quality, environmental or pollution sites. CUAHSI has expressed an interest in participating and may provide a use case to work on.

A 3rd topic concerns possible ontology design patterns for Green Building Architecture which would serve as a follow on to the recent Sustainable Data Community Forum workshop.

A 4th topic proposed by George Planansky, Harvard's Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA), is one of ontology patterns to help semantic annotation of maps.If you are interested in any of these or have questions please let us know.

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