spatial@linkedscience is a community-driven effort to create methods, vocabularies, tools and data for showing how and why spatial information can efficiently be used in scientific settings.
As a first major step there is now a an access point to all papers ever published in the major Geographic Information conferences: GIScience, COSIT, ACM GIS, and AGILE. The result can be explored using an interactive tool developed by Carsten Keßler, Krzysztof Janowicz and Tomi Kauppinen.
Linked Data used by the spatial.linkedscience.org is also available for anyone to analyze, visualize and link to via dereferenceable URIs.
- The raw data can be queried via SPARQL using the SPARQL endpoint spatial.linkedscience.org/sparql for example using the SPARQL Editor.
- The Workshop on GIScience in the Big Data Age 2012 (GIBDA2012) will have a Data Challenge using the data from spatial.linkedscience.org. See here details about the challenge, and about the award for the winner.
- Publication about spatial@linkedscience will be presented at GIScience2012. Here are the publication details:
- Carsten Keßler, Krzysztof Janowicz and Tomi Kauppinen. spatial@linkedscience–Exploring Research Field of GIScience with Linked Data. In proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience2012). September 18-21, 2012, Columbus, Ohio, USA. (to appear) [BibTeX]