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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 2009
Language English
Publisher International Cartographic Association
Contributing office(s) Mid-Continent Geographic Science Center
Description 11 p.
Larger Work Title 24th International Cartographic Conference
Conference Title 24th International Cartographic Conference
Conference Location Santiago, Chile
Conference Date 2009-11-15T00:00:00