Using linked open geo boundaries for adaptive delineation of functional urban areas

Ali Khalili, Peter Van Den Besselaar, Klaas Andries De Graaf

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The concentration of people, companies, research organizations and other activities in urban areas is a key process in the development of economies and societies. In order to investigate how these urban systems function, the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) in collaboration with EC (European Commission) and Eurostat have introduced the concept of Functional Urban Areas (FUAs). FUAs consider a preliminary set of socio-economic and environmental factors and provide a basis for an agreed definition for measuring development of metropolitan areas. However, because FUAs are predefined they do not meet the need for designing policies and research questions involving di erent types of urban areas that are defined by weighting some factors more than others or by using additional factors. Therefore, providing an adaptive approach for dynamic and multi-faceted delineation of FUAs, rather than merely relying on a rigid schema with a fixed list of FUAs per country, allows to more flexibly reflect the socio-economic geography of where people live and work. This adaptive definition of FUAs demands integration of data from multiple up-to-date linked data sources. In this paper, we describe an approach and implementation for a Linked Open Geo-Data space, which combines openly available spatial and non-spatial resources on the Web to classify urban areas with the aim to more flexibly monitor and research urban development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data and the 2nd Workshop on Querying the Web of Data co-located with 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018)
PublisherCEUR-WS
Pages9-21
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data and the 2nd Workshop on Querying the Web of Data, GeoLD-QuWeDa 2018 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 3 Jun 20184 Jun 2018

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NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume2110
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

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Conference3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data and the 2nd Workshop on Querying the Web of Data, GeoLD-QuWeDa 2018
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period3/06/184/06/18

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Khalili, A., Van Den Besselaar, P., & De Graaf, K. A. (2018). Using linked open geo boundaries for adaptive delineation of functional urban areas. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data and the 2nd Workshop on Querying the Web of Data co-located with 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018) (pp. 9-21). (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2110). CEUR-WS.
Khalili, Ali ; Van Den Besselaar, Peter ; De Graaf, Klaas Andries. / Using linked open geo boundaries for adaptive delineation of functional urban areas. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data and the 2nd Workshop on Querying the Web of Data co-located with 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018). CEUR-WS, 2018. pp. 9-21 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings).
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Khalili, A, Van Den Besselaar, P & De Graaf, KA 2018, Using linked open geo boundaries for adaptive delineation of functional urban areas. in Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data and the 2nd Workshop on Querying the Web of Data co-located with 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, vol. 2110, CEUR-WS, pp. 9-21, 3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data and the 2nd Workshop on Querying the Web of Data, GeoLD-QuWeDa 2018, Heraklion, Greece, 3/06/18.

Using linked open geo boundaries for adaptive delineation of functional urban areas. / Khalili, Ali; Van Den Besselaar, Peter; De Graaf, Klaas Andries.

Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data and the 2nd Workshop on Querying the Web of Data co-located with 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018). CEUR-WS, 2018. p. 9-21 (CEUR Workshop Proceedings; Vol. 2110).

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Khalili A, Van Den Besselaar P, De Graaf KA. Using linked open geo boundaries for adaptive delineation of functional urban areas. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Geospatial Linked Data and the 2nd Workshop on Querying the Web of Data co-located with 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018). CEUR-WS. 2018. p. 9-21. (CEUR Workshop Proceedings).