KIDGS: A geographical knowledge-informed digital gazetteer service

  title={KIDGS: A geographical knowledge-informed digital gazetteer service},
  author={Yang Liu and Runqiang Li and Kaichen Chen and Yihong Yuan and Lingli Huang and Hao Yu},
  journal={2009 17th International Conference on Geoinformatics},
This paper describes the design and implementation of a geographical knowledge-informed digital gazetteer service, KIDGS. It is a standard web service that provides unified XML-based access interfaces for various applications. At present, many digital gazetteer systems are implemented directly based on relational databases. In other words, place name entries are managed by data tables. However, several components in geographical knowledge, such as category and relation information, should be… CONTINUE READING


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