Spatial Ontology Community of Practice Workshop November 12, 2009 • Maps and map visualization • Features and feature geometries • Geographic and spatial-temporal relationships
Special Thanks to Workshop Supporters MITRE OGC ONTOLOG The Morning Session will be recorded by ONTOLOG and available for viewing within a week
Spatial Ontology Community of Practice (SOCoP) • The Spatial Ontology Community of Practice was officially begun in October of 2006 to: • Foster collaboration among researchers, technologists & users of spatial knowledge representations and reasoning towards the development of spatial ontologies for use by all in the Semantic Web. • Support open collaboration and open standards for increased interoperability of spatial data across government • Synchronize across the entire spectrum of applicable geospatial standards (via W3C, ISO, OGC, etc.) and with Geospatial Profile of FEA and the Geospatial LOB
2nd Annual SOCoP Workshop Purpose: continue the discussion from last year’s workshop advancing understanding about state of research, implementation requirements, anticipated value and future role of spatial ontologies and semantic tools in the continued growth of the spatial data domain. Address the: Can a meaningful reference model be crafted to guide work to accelerate the pace of advancement for the development and use of geospatial ontologies and related semantics?
From 1st SOCoP Workshop • Key Areas of Focus • Meetings and Workshop • Monthly SOCoP Meetings • Workshops and Presentations • USGIF Tech Days • International Semantic Web Conference 2009 –Terra Cognita Workshop • 2nd SOCoP Workshop • Develop a Demo/Pilot, Identify Tools and Best Practices • Presented a Demo at USGIF Tech Days • Workshop today to continue to explore what may be done • Several SOCoP Members submitted a porposal for NSF INTEROP • Develop a Reference Model • Work has been started and is available at SOCoP wiki • Afternoon session will continue this topic • Membership • SOCoP is open to interested parties
Agenda Morning Session 9:00 - 9:15 Introductions, Welcome and Overview - John Moeller 9:15-10:00 Keynote on GeoSpatial Semantics: John Bateman (via webcast) Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Bremen 10:00 – 10:30 Controlled Vocabulary applied to the SDI and FEA Geospatial Profile Domain, Doug Nebert 10:30 - 10:45 Break 10:45 –11:15 Leveraging the OGC Reference Model (ORM) Mark E. Reichardt President & CEO, OpenGeospatial Consortium, Inc 10:15- 11:35TC 211 work item - 2162 Geographic Information, Jean Brodeur (via Webcast) 10:35 – 11:55 Vocabulary Development Leo Obrst and MITRE staff 11:55 - 12:15 Integrated GeoSpatial Demonstrations Oceans Semantic Mediator Luis Bermudez, Southeastern Universities Research Association 11:I5 – 12:30 Update on Progress on Open GeoSpatial Ontology Repositories Mike Dean, BBN Technology 12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and Networking - On your Own, Demonstrations and Posters in breakout rooms 1:30 – 1:50 A Summary of the 2009 Terra Cognita Workshop Nancy Wiegand, University of Wisconsin, Dave Kolas, BBN
Afternoon Sessions Roundtable Discussions 2-3:30 • 1.Further discussion of the Reference Model and the Ontology Value Proposition • Facilitators: Kevin Backe, Dave Kolas • 2.Follow up to a Neo Geo session VoCamp activity in DC (http://vocamp.org) being held after ISWC to develop a small, core, lightweight set of vocabularies based on neo geography • Facilitators: Gary Berg-Cross, Todd Pehele • 3.Coordination on Integrated Demos such as Oceans IE and the Marine Metadata Interoperability (MMI) ProjectGeospatial and start on Ontology Use cases (e.g. crosswalk of country codes and country names) • Facilitators: Luis Bermudez, Mark Reichardt Note: There is a possibility that the Country Codes and Country Names topic will be a separate discussion • 4.USGS Ontology for The National Map and Populating a Geospatial Ontology repository • Facilitators: Mike Dean, Dalia Varanka/USGS Rep. General Session Wrap up 3:30- 4:00 MITRE 2, Nancy 100