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A topographic feature taxonomy for a U.S. national topographic mapping ontology

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Abstract

Using legacy feature lists from the U.S. National Topographic Mapping Program of the twentieth century, a taxonomy of features is presented for purposes of developing a national topographic feature ontology for geographic mapping and analysis. After reviewing published taxonomic classifications, six basic classes are suggested; terrain, surface water, ecological regimes, built-up areas, divisions, and events. Aspects of ontology development are suggested as the taxonomy is described.

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Publication type:
Book
Publication Subtype:
Conference publication
Title:
A topographic feature taxonomy for a U.S. national topographic mapping ontology
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
International Cartographic Association
Contributing office(s):
Mid-Continent Geographic Science Center
Description:
11 p.
Larger Work Title:
24th International Cartographic Conference
Number of Pages:
11
Conference Title:
24th International Cartographic Conference
Conference Location:
Santiago, Chile
Conference Date:
2009-11-15T00:00:00