Volume XL-3/W3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-3/W3, 211-218, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-3-W3-211-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-3/W3, 211-218, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-3-W3-211-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  19 Aug 2015

19 Aug 2015

BENEFITS OF LINKED DATA FOR INTEROPERABILITY DURING CRISIS MANAGEMENT

R. Roller1, J. Roes1, and E. Verbree2 R. Roller et al.
  • 1TNO, Connected Business Group, Kampweg 5, 3769 DE Soesterberg, the Netherlands
  • 2TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Julianalaan 134, 2628 BL Delft, the Netherlands

Keywords: Linked Data, Ontology, Data sharing, Crisis management, Power cut, Flood, Smart grid, Utility domain

Abstract. Floodings represent a permanent risk to the Netherlands in general and to her power supply in particular. Data sharing is essential within this crisis scenario as a power cut affects a great variety of interdependant sectors. Currently used data sharing systems have been shown to hamper interoperability between stakeholders since they lack flexibility and there is no consensus in term definitions and interpretations. The study presented in this paper addresses these challenges by proposing a new data sharing solution based on Linked Data, a method of interlinking data points in a structured way on the web. A conceptual model for two data sharing parties in a flood-caused power cut crisis management scenario was developed to which relevant data were linked. The analysis revealed that the presented data sharing solution burderns its user with extra costs in the short run, but saves resources in the long run by overcoming interoperability problems of the legacy systems. The more stakeholders adopt Linked Data the stronger its benefits for data sharing will become.