2010 at USGS Reston, VA
The Spatial Ontology Community of
Practice (SOCoP) is hosting a workshop on spatial semantics and
ontologies at the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192
on Friday December 3, 2010 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. This workshop
is organized by SOCoP with support from the USGS, Ontolog, and
The purpose of the workshop is to
continue the discussion from the previous SOCoP workshops in
advancing spatial ontologies and semantic tools in the geospatial
data domain. The main theme of this 3rd iteration of the workshop is
the current and future state of development, implementation, and use
of geospatial semantics and ontologies in meeting organizational
mission and program needs.
addressing this theme, as at last year’s workshop, we anticipate
having a morning of talks and an afternoon of small group roundtable
discussions. Expected this year will be presentations on GeoSPARQL,
a geo SameAs Demonstration, Open Geospatial Consortium GeoSemantics,
USGS Ontology for The National Map, and National Geospatial
Intelligence Agency activities. In addition there will be a
discussion about a National Science Foundation INTEROP Project which
was recently awarded to several Spatial Ontology Community of
Practice members. This Project: “an Interdisciplinary Network to
Support Geospatial Data Sharing, Integration, and Interoperability”
promises to be an exciting opportunity in developing and using
ontologies, software tools, and collaboration methods to support
geospatial data sharing, integration, and interoperation.
There is no charge for the workshop
and more information about SOCoP and the workshop will available at
as it is developed. Even though there will be no charge for the
Workshop, we will ask attendees to register with SOCoP to facilitate
logistics and entry into the USGS Building. Any questions regarding
the 3rd Annual SOCoP Workshop can be addressed to Dr. Gary Berg-Cross
via email: gbergcross [at] gmail.com.
A final program, meeting location
directions and registration information should be available soon.
Proceedings from last year’s Workshop
complete with presentation slides and audio are available at
thanks to the support of Ontolog.