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Project category: Research Project
Project status: ongoing


The SATOPI project is about Topic Maps as Enabling Technology for Earth Observation User Service Applications. It targets an application which provides semantic access to Earth Observation mission products over glaciers and glacial lakes in the mountains of the Himalayan region in order to understand better the Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) phenomena. This is done by creating a topic map from data about glaciers and glacial lakes, creating a topic map of related Earth Observation mission products and merging the two topic maps to provide an unique access to multi domain data. SATOPI is a co-funded activity with the European Space Agency (ESA contract № 21520/08/I/OL).

Project Members

Rani Pinchuk

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Rani is involved in LINDO, DIADEM, ULISSE, TopiEngi, and SATOPI.


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As a former information scientist, I am fascinated since 1999 by the capabilities for building Topic Maps-based knowledge systems having the potential to augment human mind. One can model arbitrary knowledge organization systems, deal with semantic heterogeneity, collocate all facts about one subject in one logical place, and with TMQL have semantic retrieval on federated semantic networks. Therefore I expect bright prospects for business concepts building on the exchange of such knowledge snippets via semantic knowledge services.

Alexander Sigel
Topic Maps Lab auf der Cebit 2011

Graduate from the Topic Maps Lab