Semantic Interoperability of Geospatial Services

Semantic Interoperability of Geospatial Services

Iftikhar U. Sikder (Cleveland State University, USA) and Santosh K. Misra (Cleveland State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/jiit.2008010102
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This article proposes a multi-agent based framework that allows multiple data sources and models to be semantically integrated for spatial modeling in business processing. The paper reviews the feasibility of ontology-based spatial resource integration options to combine the core spatial reasoning with domainspecific application models. We propose an ontology-based framework for semantic level communication of spatial objects and application models. We then introduce a multi-agent system, ontology-based spatial information and resource integration services (OSIRIS), to semantically interoperate complex spatial services and integrate them in a meaningful composition. The advantage of using multi-agent collaboration in OSIRIS is that it obviates the need for end-user analysts to be able to decompose a problem domain to subproblems or to map different models according to what they actually mean. We also illustrate a multiagent interaction scenario for collaborative modeling of spatial applications using the proposed custom feature of OSIRIS.

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