Neogeography: The Challenge of Channeling Large and Ill-Behaved Data Streams


Habib, Mena B. (2010) Neogeography: The Challenge of Channeling Large and Ill-Behaved Data Streams. In: Dutch Belgian Database Day, DBDBD 2010, 22 November 2010, Hasselt, Belgium .

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Abstract:Users are not passive recipients. Not only can they choose the information they want, but also they can even produce the information themselves. The term “Neogeography”, is a special case of the more general web phenomenon of “user-generated content (UGC)”, which has a relation to the geographic features of the earth [1]. UGC refers to various kinds of media content, publicly available, that are produced by end-users. Such contents includes: digital video, blogging, mobile phone photography, and wikis. UGC provides citizens, consumers and students with information and knowledge as its contents tend to be collaborative and encourage sharing and joint production of information, ideas, opinions and knowledge among users. In neogeography, end-users are not only beneficiaries but also contributors of geographic information. Neogeography combines the complex techniques of cartography and GIS and places them within reach of users and developers [2].
In this project, our wide objective is to propose a new portable, domain-independent XML-based technology that involves set of free services that: enable end-users communities to express and share their spatial knowledge using free text; extract specific spatial information from this text; build a database from all the users’ contributions; and make use of this collective knowledge to answer - natural language - users’ questions through a question answering service. Also Users can get this information visualized on geographic mapping application like Google Earth.
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