release RDF dump of OpenStreetMap data

Today, Sören Auer at the University of Leipzig announced the first public release of data and services. LinkedGeoData is derived from the OpenStreetMap database and includes over 350 million spatial RDF descriptions. This data is available as ‘data dumps’, linked data, a REST interface, and links to DBpedia.There is also a prototype user interface for data browsing and authoring.

Further information can be found at

This should be a valuable resource for the semantic web community. The semantic web continues to grow and appears to be coming of age with some real applications beginning to finally appear. We shall be covering the geographic semantic web as it is emerges and grows.


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