INTEGRATION OF MOBILE GIS AND LINKED DATA TECHNOLOGY FOR SPATIO-TEMPORAL TRANSPORT DATA MODEL
Keywords: Semantic Web, Linked Data, GeoSPARQL, RDF, Transportation Data, Mobile GIS
Abstract. Linked Data is available data on the web in a standard format that is useful for content inspection and insights deriving from data through semantic queries. Querying and Exploring spatial and temporal features of various data sources will be facilitated by using Linked Data. In this paper, an application is presented for linking transport data on the web. Data from Google Maps API and OpenStreetMap linked and published on the web. Spatio-Temporal queries were executed over linked transport data and resulted in network and traffic information in accordance with the user’s position. The client-side of this application contains a web and a mobile application which presents a user interface to access network and traffic information according to the user’s position. The results of the experiment show that by using the intrinsic potential of Linked Data we have tackled the challenges of using heterogeneous data sources and have provided desirable information that could be used for discovering new patterns. The mobile GIS application enables assessing the profits of mentioned technologies through an easy and user-friendly way.