Geospatial Data on the Web

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Geospatial data is an increasingly important information asset for decisionmaking, from simple every day decisions like where to park your car, to national and international policy on topics like infrastructure and environment.
Because of the location aspect, geospatial data is often the linking pin between different datasets and therefore important for data integration. A lot of geospatial data is created, for example, as part of governmental processes and nowadays, also disseminated as open data, traditionally through "Spatial data infrastructures" (SDIs).
There is a lot of potential for reusing this data in other domains than the domain and use case for which it was originally created. My main research question was: "How to reuse geospatial data, from different, heterogeneous sources, via the web across communities?" Several aspects of data dissemination
must be addressed before open data is actually in a good position for getting reused. These aspects have been coined the "FAIR principles": findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Stoter, J.E., Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date4 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • 3D Geo-Information
  • Linked Open Data
  • Web
  • Semantic harmonisation

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