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Publication of Inspire Datasets as Linked Data

Enrique Soriano and Rodríguez Pascual Antonio Federico

In order to increase interoperability and facilitate the reusing of geospatial data, it is proposed a methodology of publishing INSPIRE-compliant datasets as Linked Data, using the RDF format and various ontologies such as the ones derived from the ARE3NA for the Annex I themes, or GeoSPARQL from the OGC. This methodology would cover the whole process of generating the RDF triples from GML sources, setting up a triple-store to persist the information, and issuing SPARQL queries to the exposed endpoint. A working example would be presented using the Spanish CNIG endpoint, where several datasets from the Annex I are hosted. Then a series of queries joining external information from other endpoint, like DBPedia or GeoNames, would be used as a mean to demonstrate the interoperable capabilities and the potential applications to enrich spatial data, extract meaningful insights from it and use it to support information systems.