The OGC GeoSPARQL standard supports representing and querying geospatial data on the Semantic Web. GeoSPARQL defines a vocabulary for representing geospatial data in RDF, and it defines an extension to the SPARQL query language for processing geospatial data.

The first version of the GeoSPARQL standard has been completed. OGC document 11-052r4 GeoSPARQL – A Geographic Query Language for RDF Data was published on June 12, 2012 as an OGC Implementation Standard.

More information about the standard, including downloads for the standard document and associated ontologies, can be found on the GeoSPARQL standard web page:

This work has been harmonized with the OGC Simple Features standard, ISO 19107, and with the SPARQL working group in the W3C.