Properties of LinkedGeoData

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  • adds a spatial dimension to the Web of Data
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  • Background

    Spatial data is crucial for the Semantic Data Web in order to interlink geographically linked resources. The OpenStreetMap project collects, organizes and publishes geo data the wiki way. Currently the 80.000 Open Street Map users collected data about 22.000.000km ways (roads, highways etc.) on earth. 25.000km are added daily. The Open Street Map database also contains a vast amount of structured information about points-of-interest such as for example shops, amenities, sports venues, businesses, touristic and historic sights.


    The goal of this project is to publish OSM geo data, interlink it with other data sources and provide efficient means for browsing and authoring. We aim at working as closely as possible with both the OSM and LOD communities.


    The project currently consists of three components:

    • Open Street Map data extraction currently works on the basis of OSM database dumps. A live-sync module keeps the data in our SPARQL endpoints up-to-date.
    • LinkedGeo Data browser is based on Javascript widgets, which can display the data from the Linked Geo Data SPARQL endpoints. Support for endpoints of other projects in the works.
    • A Server providing a Linked Data Interface and a REST API, that grant access to RDFized data based on a (relational) OSM database.


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  • LinkedGeoData is an effort to add a spatial dimension to the Web of Data / Semantic Web. LinkedGeoData uses the information collected by the OpenStreetMap project and makes it available as an RDF knowledge base according to the Linked Data principles. It interlinks this data with other knowledge bases in the Linking Open Data initiative.
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LinkedGeoData: New RDF versions of OpenStreetMap datasets available

Jan 13, 2016 4:07:18 PM | Claus Stadler

The AKSW research group is happy to announce that a new LinkedGeoData maintenance release with more than 1.2 billion triples based on the OpenStreetMap planet file from 2015-11-02 is now online. Enjoy! Quick Links Project Website Downloads SPARQL Endpoint Virtual … Continue reading → ...

AKSW at #ISWC2014. Come and join, talk and discuss with us!

Oct 16, 2014 2:00:30 PM | admin

Hello AKSW Follower! We are very pleased to announce that nine of our papers were accepted for presentation at ISWC 2014. In the main track of the conference we will present the following papers: AGDISTIS – Graph-Based Disambiguation of Named … Continue reading → ...

AKSW at TU Dresden PLT

Jun 17, 2011 4:34:54 PM | Jens Lehmann

On June 8, I (Jens) visited the process control engineering research group (PLT) of Leon Urbas at the Dresden University of Technology. We first met on the Leipziger Semantic Web Day where Leon Urbas presented interactive Linked Data applications and … Continue reading → ...

LinkedGeoData Release 2

Apr 27, 2011 7:32:11 PM | ThomasRiechert

The AKSW research group is happy to announce a new release of LinkedGeoData! The aim of the LinkedGeoData (LGD) project is to make the OpenStreetMap (OSM) datasets easily available as RDF. As such the main target audience is the Semantic … Continue reading → ...

May 4-5: Leipziger Semantic Web Tag 2011 and Local Media Conferenz

Apr 16, 2011 6:39:51 PM | Sören Auer

Like in the past two years, we again organize a Leipzig Semantic Web Day on May 5th at the marvelous Mediencampus Villa Ida. This year’s theme is “Linked Data  for the Masses”, particularly focusing on its use in enterprises. This … Continue reading → ...


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