[Geowanking] Fwd: GeoVoCamp - Santa Barbara, CA, USA - February 3rd-5th, 2012
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Subject: GeoVoCamp - Santa Barbara, CA, USA - February 3rd-5th, 2012
Resent-Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 04:31:10 +0000
Resent-From: public-lod at w3.org
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:30:30 -0500
From: Todd Pehle <toddpehle at gmail.com>
To: public-lod <public-lod at w3.org>
Our friends at UCSB will be hosting a GeoVoCamp in Santa Barbara,
California on February 3rd-5th, 2012.
Hope to see you there!
The Santa Barbara 2012 GeoVoCamp will focus on geo-ontology design
patterns and bottom-up, data-driven semantics. We will investigate two
types of features: (i) Micro-scale features and their types. We will
look at Points of Interest as used in mobile applications,
recommendation systems, Volunteered Geographic Information, and
Location-Based Social Networks. We hope that this part especially
attracts GIScience people as well as others working on mobile computing,
the mobile and social Semantic Web, as well as on sensor semantics. (ii)
Meso-scale features and their types. We hope to continue the work on
ontologies for landforms and land use classes. Instead of a purely
top-down driven approach based on foundational ontologies, we would like
to include bottom-up approaches and geo-ontology design patterns as well
and continue the work that was started on the WDC 2011 GeoVoCamp on
topographic eminences etc. We hope this part will additionally attract
people working on remote sensing, standardization, digital gazetteers,
digital earth research, and semantic web researchers interested in
cultural-heritage or geographic data in general. Finally, and thanks to
Karl Grossner, we will also try to develop patterns for the temporal
domain, e.g., for use in semantically-enabled historical GIS.
Of course, and most importantly, the GeoVoCamp is free and open to
everybody with an interest in geo-ontologies, spatial semantics (with
and without /geo/), Linked Spatiotemporal Data and the Geospatial
Semantic Web. We are also trying to co-align the Santa Barbara GeoVoCamp
with another camp in Spain <http://vocamp.org/wiki/GeoVoCampMadrid2012>.
We hope to develop at least one geo-ontology design pattern for each of
the three domains, i.e., micro-scale features centered on POI,
meso-scale features focusing on landscapes or administrative divisions,
and a temporal pattern centered around the interaction of events with
places. The team of organizers will prepare a template for documentation
and at least one organizer will be present in each breakout group to
take notes. We hope that by using this template we can come up with a
joint publication by all participants documenting out results and
implementing them for use by a wider community.
The GeoVocamp will take place *3-5 February 2012*. To ensure that the
meeting is productive and we get some real outcomes we hope that you can
stay Saturday and Sunday (*4-5 February*). We will start Friday 2pm with
an informal get together and discussions for those of you who arrive on
Thursday or Friday and will kick off the GeoVoCamp *Saturday 9am*. We
will close the event *Sunday 5pm*.
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