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A program for the conversion of The National Map data from proprietary format to resource description framework (RDF)

To expand data functionality and capabilities for users of The National Map of the U.S. Geological Survey, data sets for six watersheds and three urban areas were converted from the Best Practices vector data model formats to Semantic Web data formats.

by Bulen, Andrew; Carter, Jonathan J.; and Varanka, Dalia E.
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1142
Related topics:
Geographic information systems, Geospatial analysis, Markup and query language development, Scientific software
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