Geospatio-temporal semantic web for cultural heritage

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Research units

  • University of Helsinki


People frequently need to find knowledge related to places when they plan a leisure trip, when they are executing that plan in a certain place, or when they want to virtually explore a place they have visited in the past. In this chapter the authors present and discuss a set of methods for searching and browsing spatio-temporally referenced knowledge related to cultural objects, e.g. artifacts, photographs and visiting sites. These methods have been implemented in the semantic cultural heritage portal CultureSampo that offers map-based interfaces for a user to explore hundreds of thousands of content objects and points of interest in Finland. Theirgoal is develop and demonstrate novel ways to help the user 1) to decide where © 2011, IGI Global.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Culture and E-Tourism: Technologies, Applications and Management Approaches
EditorsMiltiadis Lytras, Ernesto Damiani, Lily Diaz, Patricia Ordonez De Pablos
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

    Research areas

  • cultural heritage, geospatial data, ontologies, semantic web, spatio-temporal data, web-based applications

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