Towards emergency vehicle routing using Geolinked Open Data: the case study of the Municipality of Catania

Linked Open Data (LOD) has gained significant momentum over the past years as a best practice of promoting the sharing and publi- cation of structured data on the semantic Web. Currently LOD is reach- ing significant adoption also in Public Administrations (PAs), where it is often required to be connected to existing platforms, such as GIS-based data management systems. Bearing on previous experience with the pi- oneering, through Semantic Scout, as well as the Agency for Digital Italy recommendations for LOD in Italian PA, we are working on the extraction, publication, and exploitation of data from the Geographic Information System of the Municipality of Catania, referred to as SIT ("Sistema Informativo Territoriale"). The goal is to boost the metropolis towards the route of a modern Smart City by providing prototype inte- grated solutions supporting transport, public health, urban decor, and social services, to improve urban life. In particular a mobile application focused on real-time road traffic and public transport management is currently under development to support sustainable mobility and, espe- cially, to aid the response to urban emergencies, from small accidents to more serious disasters. This paper describes the results and lessons learnt from the first work campaign, aiming at analyzing, reengineering, linking, and formalizing the Shape-based geo-data from the SIT.

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Consoli, Sergio
Gangemi, Aldo
Nuzzolese, Andrea Giovanni
Peroni, Silvio
Presutti, Valentina
Reforgiato Recupero, Diego
Spampinato, Daria
Social Media and Linked Data for Emergency Response Workshop at the Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC2014), Crete, 2014
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Ritratto di Aldo Gangemi
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Ritratto di Daria Spampinato
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Ritratto di Valentina Presutti
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