Linkage Quality Analysis of GeoNames in the Semantic Web
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We examine the GeoNames gazetteer as a hub of Linked Geospatial Data. We survey quality and linkage characteristics to understand how well it supports the traversal of the Semantic Web and which limitations exist. We examine different traversal scenarios originating with GeoNames and present findings related to link availability and distribution along language and geospatial dimensions and discuss the role of cross-lingual issues.