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Complex Topographic Feature Ontology Patterns

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Abstract

Semantic ontologies are examined as effective data models for the representation of complex topographic feature types. Complex feature types are viewed as integrated relations between basic features for a basic purpose. In the context of topographic science, such component assemblages are supported by resource systems and found on the local landscape. Ontologies are organized within six thematic modules of a domain ontology called Topography that includes within its sphere basic feature types, resource systems, and landscape types. Context is constructed not only as a spatial and temporal setting, but a setting also based on environmental processes. Types of spatial relations that exist between components include location, generative processes, and description. An example is offered in a complex feature type ‘mine.’ The identification and extraction of complex feature types are an area for future research.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Complex Topographic Feature Ontology Patterns
Year Published 2015
Language English
Contributing office(s) Center for Geospatial Information Science (CEGIS)
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Conference Paper
Larger Work Title Proceeding of ASPRS/CaGIS 2010 Fall Specialty Conference
Conference Title ASPRS/CaGIS 2010 Fall Specialty Conference
Conference Location Orlando, Florida
Conference Date November 15-19, 2010
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