GNIS-LD was created by the UCSB STKO Lab. This effort led to the creation of a number of software products, listed in the source code section. Among these included the full GNIS-LD ETL pipeline with a web interface. This team was composed of
The project is currently maintained by DataONE through funding from NSF grant 2033521 under the KnowWhereGraph project. With this change, the infrastructure was extended to deploy on Kubernetes and the website and various software components were updated.
The original project published two papers about work in this area. These are recommended reading to learn more about project motivations and the original software stack.
Regalia, B., Janowicz, K. , and McKenzie, G. (2019): Computing and Querying Strict, Approximate, and Metrically-Refined Topological Relations in Linked Geographic Data. Transactions in GIS.
Regalia, B., Janowicz, K. , and Mai, G. (2018): GNIS-LD: Serving and Visualizing the Geographic Names Information System Gazetteer As Linked Data. 15th ESWC Conference. 3-7 June, Heraklion, Crete.
Current Source code
The source code for the current GNIS-LD project is hosted on GitHub by DataONE.
Original Source Code
The source code for the GNIS-LD project, developed at the UCSB STKO Lab can be found below.
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