nlGis: A use case in linked historic geodata

Wouter Beek*, Richard Zijdeman

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While existing Linked Datasets provide detailed representations of Cultural Heritage objects, the locations where the objects originate from is often not accurately represented. Countries, municipalities, and excavation sites are commonly represented by geospatial points, and the fact that countries and municipalities change their geometry over time is not reflected in the data. We present nlGis, a collection of existing geo-historic datasets that are now published as Linked Open Data. The datasets in nlGis contain detailed geographic information about historic regions, with an emphasis on the Netherlands. We describe the creation of this Linked Geodataset and how it can be used to enrich Cultural Heritage data. We also distill several ‘lessons learned’ that can guide future attempts at publishing detailed Linked Geodata in the Cultural Heritage domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Semantic Web
Subtitle of host publicationESWC 2018 Satellite Events - ESWC 2018, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319981925
ISBN (Print)9783319981918
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2018 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 3 Jun 20187 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11155 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2018


  • Cultural heritage
  • Geodata
  • GIS
  • Linked data


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