Call for Papers and topics
Geospatial data is vital for many application scenarios, such as navigation, logistics, and tourism. At the same time, a large number of currently available datasets (both RDF and conventional) contain geospatial information. Examples include DBpedia, Wikidata, Geonames, OpenStreetMap and its RDF counterpart, LinkedGeoData. RDF stores have become robust and scalable enough to support volumes of billions of records (RDF triples). Despite improving implementations and standards such as GeoSPARQL, traditional geospatial data management systems still outperform them in functionality, efficiency and scalability regarding geospatial content. On the other hand, geospatial information systems (GIS) can benefit from Linked Data principles (e.g., schema agility and interoperability).
The goal of the GeoLD workshop is to provide an opportunity for the Linked Data community to focus on the emerging need for effective and efficient production, management and utilization of Geospatial information within Linked Data. Emphasis will be given to works describing novel methodologies, algorithms and tools that advance the current state of the art with respect to efficiency or effectiveness. We welcome both mature solutions, as well as ongoing works that present promising results.
Topics include, but are not limited, to the following: