D. Kolas, and T. Self. Proceedings of the 6th International Semantic Web Conference and 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference (ISWC/ASWC2007), Busan, South Korea, volume 4825 of LNCS, page 785--794. Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer Verlag, (November 2007)
As an increasing number of applications on the web contain some elements of spatial data, there is a need to efficiently integrate Semantic Web technologies and spatial data processing. This paper describes a prototype system for storing spatial data and Semantic Web data together in a SPatially-AUgmented Knowledgebase (SPAUK) without sacrificing query efficiency. The goals are motivated through use several use cases. The prototype’s design and architec-ture are described, and resulting performance improvements are discussed.