Geospatial data and Scholia

Finn Årup Nielsen, Daniel Mietchen, Egon Willighagen

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Scholia is a website that displays information about scientific works represented in Wikidata. It extracts the information via queries to the extended SPARQL endpoint Wikidata Query Service (WDQS).
Scholia handles geospatial data that may be rendered on maps with the default map output format available in WDQS. We describe the use of geospatial data in Scholia, how we combine it with other data—e.g., on topics, events and affiliations—and present a set of user stories to illustrate its current capabilities and its potential in light of the ongoing expansion of Wikidata and its integration with research-related resources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoLD-QuWeDa 2018 ESWC 2018 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationGeoLD 2018 and QuWeDa 2018
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

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