GeoKnow: Making the Web an Exploratory for Geospatial Knowledge

GeoKnow addresses a bold challenge in the area of intelligent information management: the exploitation of the Web as a platform for geospatial knowledge integration as well as for exploration of geographic information.

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  • Duration: 2012–2015
  • Funding Programme: FP7-ICT-2011–8 (Collaborative Project - STReP)


  • Bring geospatial knowledge integration to the Linked Data Web
  • Billion-triple geospatial reasoning and data provenance
  • Qualitative interlinking and fusing of geospatial and semantic information
  • Adaptive geospatial exploration, authoring and curation


  • Unlock isolated islands of geographic information
  • 80% of all data has some spatial dimension, most of it is not processable today
  • Geographic data authoring with millions of users requires powerful tools

For whom

  • Added value for the companies and the Linked Data Web community
  • Cost-effective data integration for SMEs
  • Enterprises can add value to their data with volunteered geographic information
  • Users from travel industry will benefit from more background information


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GeoKnow Research Contributions ( 2015-11-30T11:46:24+01:00 Alejandra Garcia Rojas)

2015-11-30T11:46:24+01:00 Alejandra Garcia Rojas

Geospatial information extraction and management One of the main contributions of GeoKnow was to take geospatial data out of GIS for making it accessible on the web. Read more about "GeoKnow Research Contributions"

EDF2015 and Linked Data Europe: Big Geospatial Data Workshop ( 2015-11-24T23:46:33+01:00 Alejandra Garcia Rojas)

2015-11-24T23:46:33+01:00 Alejandra Garcia Rojas

In 2015, the European Data Forum took place in Luxembourg on the 16th and 17th November. GeoKnow team had the pleasure to be present at the event with a booth for showing GeoKnow results. The conference welcomed over 700 participants from industry, research, policy makers, and community initiatives form all over Europe. Read more about "EDF2015 and Linked Data Europe: Big Geospatial Data Workshop"

Linked Open Data Switzerland at SWBI2015 ( 2015-10-12T09:56:15+02:00 by Daniel Hladky)

2015-10-12T09:56:15+02:00 by Daniel Hladky

Daniel Hladky from Ontos presented GeoKnow at the SWBI2015 conference two talks. The first talk was the keynote on October 7, 2015 with the title “Linked Data Service (LINDAS): Status quo of the Linked Data life-cycle and lessons learned“. Read more about "Linked Open Data Switzerland at SWBI2015"

FAGI-gis: fusing geospatial RDF data ( 2015-10-05T13:08:20+02:00 Giorgos Giannopoulos)

2015-10-05T13:08:20+02:00 Giorgos Giannopoulos

GeoKnow introduces the latest version of FAGI-gis, a framework for fusing Linked Data, that focuses on the geospatial properties of the linked entities. Read more about "FAGI-gis: fusing geospatial RDF data"

GeoKnow Public Datasets ( 2015-09-19T16:15:29+02:00 Alejandra Garcia Rojas)

2015-09-19T16:15:29+02:00 Alejandra Garcia Rojas

In this blogpost we want to present three public datasets that were improved/created in GeoKnow project. LinkedGeoData Size: 177GB zipped turtle file URL: LinkedGeoData is the RDF version of Open Street Map (OSM), which covers the entire planet geospatial data information. Read more about "GeoKnow Public Datasets"