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From "Stefan F. Keller" <sfkel...@hsr.ch>
Subject Question/Proposition: Searching and indexing with geographic index/metadata
Date Thu, 08 Aug 2002 23:45:55 GMT
Dear technical search engine specialists,

I am preparing a students semester project and I have the following
question/proposition: 

Do any ideas or plans exist for searching and indexing with geographic
index/metadata?

I am looking for a prototype which allows to narrow any keyword search
(typically places or regions) with a geographical extent or vice versa, look
for any resources falling inside a given geographical extent. 

Additionally I could imagine, that there are specialized sites, which publish
structurized metadata (e.g. in RDF like the News-RDF/XML) which would allow a
more structured (category) search.

Any ideas or comments?

Regards, 
Prof. Stefan F. Keller
______________________________________________________________________
University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (UASR) - Eastern Switzerland
int>e>gis - Center for integrated geographic information systems
www.integis.ch >> UASR - The most beautiful campus in Switzerland

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