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Linked Open Data - GeoNames

  • The GeoNames Ontology makes it possible to add geospatial semantic information to the Web of Data
  • We can utilize GeoNames location within the FOAF profile

  • GeoNames is also linked to more datasets
    • US Census Data
    • Movie Database (Linked MDB)
    • Extracted data from Wikipedia (DBpedia)
  • As our FOAF profile has been linked to GeoNames, and GeoNames is linked to DBpedia, we can ask some interesting queries over the Web of Data
    • What is the population of the city in which Dieter Fensel lives?
      => 117916 people
    • At which elevation does Dieter Fensel live?
      => 574m
    • Who is the mayor of the city in which Dieter Fensel lives
      • => Hilde Zach


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