Bénédicte Bucher

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Much of the information stored on the web contains geographical context, but current search engines treat such context in the same way as all other content. In this paper the design, implementation and evaluation of a spatially-aware search engine are described which is capable of handling queries in the form of the triplet of <theme><spatial(More)
In the last decade, the burst of the Web 2.0 has rapidly increased the amount of user generated content (UGC) on the Internet. Most of Web 2.0 applications allow users to interact with other users and edit website content. This collaborative edition is supposed to improve the content. Nowadays, the amount of people generating online content has dramatically(More)
Geographic information retrieval is a new and evolving domain. The development of GIR systems requires the analysis of requirements for such systems and, after systems are implemented their evaluation. This paper describes requirement analysis and evaluation for the SPIRIT system. Methods of user and system-centred evaluation are described and a methodology(More)
As many cities around the world provide access to raw public data along the Open Data movement, many questions arise concerning the accessibility of these data. Various data formats, duplicate identifiers, heterogeneous metadata schema descriptions, and diverse means to access or query the data exist. These factors make it difficult for consumers to reuse(More)
The French national mapping agency (IGN) produces several different but complementary geographic vector reference databases delivered in traditional GIS formats. However, linked data users have different expectations and habits, such as the need to browse an entire data catalogue in RDF using the ”follow-your-nose” navigation capacity from one graph to(More)
In recent years, with the advent of the web of data, a growing number of national mapping agencies tend to publish their geospatial data as Linked Data. However, differences between traditional GIS data models and Linked Data model can make the publication process more complicated. Besides, it may require, to be done, the setting of several parameters and(More)