[OSM-Science] GISRUK Online Seminar Series 2021 - 24 March 2021 14:00 - 15:00 GMT

Peter Mooney Peter.Mooney at mu.ie
Thu Feb 18 16:15:49 UTC 2021


Dear members of the OSM Science mailing list,

As the GISRUK Seminar Series Chair it gives me great please to let you know about the following seminar. This seminar will be of interest to many members of the OpenStreetMap community.


The GISRUK<http://gisruk.org/> (GIS Research UK) committee are delighted to announce the first seminar in the GISRUK Online Seminar Series 2021 where we welcome Prof. Dr. Elena Demidova<https://demidova.wordpress.com/>, (Twitter<https://twitter.com/elen2016?lang=en>) University of Bonn, Germany who will talk about "Semantic geographic knowledge on a world-scale – interlinking OpenStreetMap and knowledge graphs". The seminar will take place, online, on Thursday 25th March 2021 at 14:00 – 15:00 UTC.

Lecture Summary

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a rich source of openly available volunteered geographic information on a world scale. However, representations of geographic entities in OSM are highly diverse and incomplete. Knowledge graphs (i.e. graph-based knowledge repositories) such as Wikidata, EventKG, and DBpedia are a rich source of contextual semantic information about geographic entities. For example, Wikidata contains over six million geographic entities, including locations, points of interest, mountain peaks, etc. Whereas knowledge graphs provide a wide range of complementary semantic information for geographic entities, interlinking between knowledge graphs and OSM is insufficient with the links mainly manually defined by volunteers. This lecture will introduce emerging approaches that address tighter integration of OSM and knowledge graphs; it gives particular attention to link discovery and semantic enrichment of OSM datasets.

This online event is completely free to attend but registration in advance is essential. Registered participants will receive joining details (Zoom link, seminar format, etc.) via email before the event.

For more information: Please contact myself GISRUK Seminar Series Chair Peter Mooney (peter.mooney at mu.ie) for more information. If you are on Twitter please follow the series on Twitter at @GISRUK<https://twitter.com/GISRUK> and post about the series using hashtag #GISRUKLectures

Please forward this information to any colleagues, students, networks or members of the public who may be interested in attending but may not be subscribed to this email distribution list. Publication on any appropriate social media channels is also greatly appreciated.

With best wishes,

Peter

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