Semantic geographic information system Article

Alvarez, E, Rishe, N, Barton, D. (1998). Semantic geographic information system . 17(3), 61-69.

cited authors

  • Alvarez, E; Rishe, N; Barton, D



  • This research describes the design and implementation of a semantic Geographic Information System (GIS) as well as the creation of its spatial database. This database schema was designed and created, and all textual and spatial data was loaded into the database, using the semantic Database Management System's (DBMS) binary database interface that is currently being developed at Florida International University's (FIU) High Performance Datable Research Center (HPDRC). A friendly graphical user interface has been created together with the main system's displaying process, data animation, and data retrieval. All these components are tightly integrated to form a novel and practical semantic GIS that facilitates the interpretation, manipulation, analysis, and display of spatial data such as ocean temperature, ozone (TOMS), and simulated (Sea-viewing Wide Field-of view Sensor) SeaWiFS (SeaStar) data. In addition, this system has played a major role in the testing of the HPDRC's efficient and high performance parallel semantic DBMS.

publication date

  • December 1, 1998

start page

  • 61

end page

  • 69


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