Anton Van Rompaey

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SUMMARY This paper describes the development of an Ontology-Driven Geographic Information System for the integration of vector-based, large-scale topographic data, within the scope of the WalkOnWeb project. This research focuses on solving semantic heterogeneity of topographic feature classes. The use of new semantic web technologies, such as the Web(More)
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Mapping of vegetation in mountain areas based on remote sensing is obstructed by atmospheric and topo-graphic distortions. A variety of atmospheric and topographic correction methods has been proposed to minimize atmospheric and topographic effects and should in principle lead to a better land cover classification. Only a limited number of atmospheric and(More)
A valuable aid to assessing and managing flood risk lies in a reliable database of historical floods. In this study, a newspaper-based flood database for Shanghai (NFDS) for the period 1949–2009 was developed through a systematic scanning of newspapers. After calibration and validation of the database, Mann-Kendall tests and correlation analysis were(More)
In the ongoing debate on the connection between tourism and poverty alleviation, tourism is often presented as a tool for poverty alleviation and the improvement of socioeconomic conditions of rural communities in developing countries. Findings of prior research suggest that nature-based tourism has a positive impact; however, existing models tend to(More)
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