Volume I-2
ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., I-2, 223-228, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-I-2-223-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
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ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., I-2, 223-228, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsannals-I-2-223-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  13 Jul 2012

13 Jul 2012

FACILITATING INTEGRATED SPATIO-TEMPORAL VISUALIZATION AND ANALYSIS OF HETEROGENEOUS ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND PALAEOENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH DATA

C. Willmes, S. Brocks, D. Hoffmeister, C. Hütt, D. Kürner, K. Volland, and G. Bareth C. Willmes et al.
  • GIS & Remote Sensing Group, Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, 50923 Cologne, Germany

Keywords: Database, Data integration, Metadata, Ontologies, Semantic Web, Spatio-temporal, Interoperability

Abstract. In the context of the Collaborative Research Centre 806 "Our way to Europe" (CRC806), a research database is developed for integrating data from the disciplines of archaeology, the geosciences and the cultural sciences to facilitate integrated access to heterogeneous data sources. A practice-oriented data integration concept and its implementation is presented in this contribution. The data integration approach is based on the application of Semantic Web Technology and is applied to the domains of archaeological and palaeoenvironmental data. The aim is to provide integrated spatio-temporal access to an existing wealth of data to facilitate research on the integrated data basis. For the web portal of the CRC806 research database (CRC806-Database), a number of interfaces and applications have been evaluated, developed and implemented for exposing the data to interactive analysis and visualizations.