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DEXA 2010 and EGOVIS 2010

Monday, June 7th, 2010, Francisco J Lopez-Pellicer

DEXA’10 and EGOVIS’10 will be held in conjunction next September. We present two papers.

  • Francisco J. Lopez-Pellicer, Mário J. Silva, Marcirio Chaves, F. Javier Zarazaga-Soria and Pedro R. Muro-Medrano, Geo Linked Data
  • Miguel Ángel Latre, Francisco J. Lopez-Pellicer, Javier Nogueras-Iso, Rubén Béjar, and Pedro R. Muro-Medrano, Facilitating E-government Services through SDIs, an Application for Water Abstractions Authorizations

We present in DEXA 2.010 the paper Geo Linked Data. This paper research a feasible approach for using maps as data in Semantic Web applications.  If the maps were machine-processable, it is possible to avoid messages such as “We are sorry, but we don’t have imagery at this zoom level for this region”, or select the most appropriate map to present data. Our contribution involves (1) the characterization of geospatial proxies, geospatial Web resources that could complement Semantic Web descriptions about entites, (2) the identification of their roles in semantic applications, (3) a recipe based on Linked Data practices for publishing alongside geospatial Web resources and RDF descriptions, and (4) best practices for advertising the presence, role and location of geospatial proxies.

We present to EGOVIS 2.010 the paper Facilitating E-government Services through SDIs, an Application for Water Abstractions Authorizations. In the last years, there has been a huge increment in the number of e-government services offered to the citizens and companies. However, environment-related permits are among the least developed kind of e-government services in Europe. Environmental management and government requires the use of geographic information and SDIs are being providing the framework for optimizing its management, and they are becoming a legal obligation for some countries and institutions. In order to make profit of geographic information technologies and of the obligation of building SDIs to contribute to the development of e-gov services, we presents how to use SDIs (for example IDE Ebro) in a real tool in the area of the environment-related permits: the application for a water abstraction authorization. SDI services are used for the capture, management, and assess of geographical information in a full transactional level e-government service.