A Linked Open Data Approach for Visualizing Flood Information - A Case Study of the Rio Doce Basin in Brazil

Patrícia Carolina Neves Azevedo, Guilherme Sousa Bastos, Fernando Silva Parreiras

Abstract

The availability of open government data offers an easy way to mix and match these data to create new knowledge. Geographic Information Systems powered by Semantic Web technologies and linked data result in an integration of data from multiple sources, facilitating its use and enhancing the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. In this work, we present a prototype application that integrates heterogeneous data located in various public organizations, related to flooding in Rio Doce Basin – Brazil. For this purpose, data were converted to RDF format, linked and displayed on a Geographic Information System, through SPARQL queries. We validate our approach using a proof of concept. The results show that our proposal of liking open data about flood information is able to answer the identified competency questions.

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Carolina Neves Azevedo P., Sousa Bastos G. and Silva Parreiras F. (2015). A Linked Open Data Approach for Visualizing Flood Information - A Case Study of the Rio Doce Basin in Brazil . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM, ISBN 978-989-758-099-4, pages 227-232. DOI: 10.5220/0005465502270232


in Bibtex Style

@conference{gistam15,
author={Patrícia Carolina Neves Azevedo and Guilherme Sousa Bastos and Fernando Silva Parreiras},
title={A Linked Open Data Approach for Visualizing Flood Information - A Case Study of the Rio Doce Basin in Brazil},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,},
year={2015},
pages={227-232},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005465502270232},
isbn={978-989-758-099-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management - Volume 1: GISTAM,
TI - A Linked Open Data Approach for Visualizing Flood Information - A Case Study of the Rio Doce Basin in Brazil
SN - 978-989-758-099-4
AU - Carolina Neves Azevedo P.
AU - Sousa Bastos G.
AU - Silva Parreiras F.
PY - 2015
SP - 227
EP - 232
DO - 10.5220/0005465502270232