Additional Participants


Masahiro Takatsuka
Harris Georgiadis
Han Li
Mike Wheeler
Boyan Brodaric
Ilias Tsoukatos
Donghui Zhang
Marios Hadjieleftheriou
Michalis Vlachos
Panayotis Partsinevelos
Sotiris Gyftakis
James O'Brien
Junyan Luo
Zografoula Vagena

Other Participant

Mark Gahegan
Vassilis Tsotras
Dimitris Gunopulos

Organizational Partners

National Imagery and Mapping Agency
Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statisics Service
U.S. Geological Survey
National Academy of Sciences
San Diego Supercomputer Center

Project Period

August 1, 2000-July 31, 2004

Level of Access

Open-Access Report

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Spatially-related data is collected by many government agencies in various formats and for various uses. This project seeks to facilitate the integration of these data, thus providing new uses. This will require the development of a knowledge management framework to provide syntax, context, and semantics, as well as exploring the introduction of time-varying data into the framework. Education and outreach will be part of the project through the development of an on-line short courses related to data integration in the area of geographical information systems. The grantees will be working with government partners (National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and the US Army Topographic Engineering Center), as well as an industrial organization, Base Systems, and the non-profit OpenGIS Consortium, which works closely with vendors of GIS products.

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