US Semantic Tech Symposium

Some of the points brought up by Ken Bagstad @ USGS regarding the US Semantic Technologies Symposium (

  1. Strong emphasis on ontology development than application, but limited mentioning of geo-semantics in the plenary track.
  2. Constant calls for┬ámore tools but no inventory of existing tools, strengths/weaknesses, and how they “might be built”.

The context to raise this issue: does the community (ESIP) have a clear big picture goals that goes beyond the ESIP bylaws?

Tools mentioned in Ken Bagstad’s email include:

  • COR
  • BioPortal and CEDAR (by John)
  • k.LAB and Integrated Modelling