SmOD Environmental Monitoring Facility Vocabulary

Author
Tatiana Tarasova,
Adam Leadbetter, Marine Institute,
Last Updated
16 June 2017

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Abstract

This vocabulary represents in RDF the part of the INSPIRE Environmental Monitoring Facilities Theme that was included in the data model developed under the Smart Open Data project. An aggregate view of the INSPIRE Themes used in the project is available at http://www.w3.org/2015/03/inspire.

The model was extended in May/June 2017 to facilitate Linked Data representation in the European Union SeaDataCloud project, following the ontology representation of the EF model from Leadbetter & Vodden (2015).

Status of this Document

This vocabulary is stable. Definitions may be updated to clarify semantics if appropriate but the basic definitions will not change. If you wish to add terms in the INSPIRE EF model not included here, please contact Phil Archer

This is not a W3C standard and has not been endorsed by the W3C Membership.


All terms at a glance

Classes: AbstractMonitoringFeature | AbstractMonitoringObject | EnvironmentalMonitoringActivity | EnvironmentalMonitoringFacility | EnvironmentalMonitoringNetwork | EnvironmentalMonitoringProgramme

Properties: belongsTo | boundingBox | | involvedIn | mediaMonitored | name | purpose | setUpFor | specialisedEMFType | triggers | uses

Namespaces used in this document
efhttp://www.w3.org/2015/03/inspire/ef#
geohttp://www.opengis.net/ont/geosparql#
skoshttp://www.w3.org/2008/05/skos#
Diagrammatic view of the classes and relationships
Graph view of the classes and properties used in SmartOpenData, based on INSPIRE Environmental Monitoring Facility

Classes

Classef:AbstractMonitoringFeature
rdfs:labelAbstract monitoring feature
rdfs:commentAbstract monitoring feature - This class is an abstract base class for environmental monitoring features in the real world.
rdfs:subClassOfef:AbstractMonitoringObject
Classef:AbstractMonitoringObject
rdfs:labelAbstract monitoring object
rdfs:commentAbstract monitoring object - This class is an abstract base class for environmental monitoring objects.
Classef:EnvironmentalMonitoringActivity
rdfs:labelEnvironmental monitoring activity
rdfs:commentEnvironmental monitoring activity - This class represents a specific set of Abstract monitoring features used for a given domain in a coherent and concise timeframe, area and purpose. Usually the information collected is treated as one time step in a long term monitoring programme. It is a concrete realisation of a given Environmental Monitoring Programme.
Classef:EnvironmentalMonitoringFacility
rdfs:labelEnvironmental monitoring facility
rdfs:commentThis class represents georeferenced objects directly collecting or processing data about objects whose properties (e.g. physical, chemical, biological or other aspects of environmental conditions) are repeatedly observed or measured. An environmental monitoring facility can also host other environmental monitoring facilities.
rdfs:subClassOfgeo:SpatialObject, ef:AbstractMonitoringFeature
Classef:EnvironmentalMonitoringNetwork
rdfs:labelEnvironmental monitoring network
rdfs:commentEnvironmental monitoring network - This class represents an administrative or organisational grouping of Environmental Monitoring Facilities managed the same way for a specific purpose, targeting a specific area. Each network respects common rules aiming at ensuring coherence of the observations, especially for purposes of Environmental Monitoring Facilities, mandatory parameters selection, measurement methods and measurement regime.
rdfs:subClassOfef:AbstractMonitoringFeature
Classef:EnvironmentalMonitoringProgramme
rdfs:labelEnvironmental monitoring programme
rdfs:commentEnvironmental monitoring programme - This class represents a framework based on policy relevant documents defining the target of a collection of observations and/or the deployment of Abstract Monitoring Features on the field. Usually an Environmental Monitoring Programme has a long term perspective over at least a few years.
rdfs:subClassOfef:AbstractMonitoringObject

Properties

Propertyef:belongsTo
rdfs:labelbelongs to
rdfs:commentThis property links an Environmental Monitoring Facility to an Envrionmenta lMonitoring Network.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringFacility
rdfs:rangeef:EnvironmentalMonitoringNetwork
Propertyef:boundingBox
rdfs:labelbounding box
rdfs:commentThis property specifies the geographic boundary of an Environmental Monitoring Activity.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringActivity
rdfs:rangegeo:wktLiteral
Propertyef:contains
rdfs:labelcontains
rdfs:commentThis property links this Environmental Monitoring Network to the Environmental Monitoring Facility(s) included in it.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringNetwork
rdfs:rangeef:EnvironmentalMonitoringFacility
Propertyef:involvedIn
rdfs:labelinvolved in
rdfs:commentThis property links an Abstract Monitoring Feature to the Environmental Monitoring Activity(s) it is involved in.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringFeature
rdfs:rangeef:EnvironmentalMonitoringActivity
Propertyef:mediaMonitored
rdfs:labelmedia monitored
rdfs:commentThis property specifies monitored environmental media.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringFacility
rdfs:rangeskos:Concept
Propertyef:name
rdfs:labelname
rdfs:commentThis property specifies a plain text denotation of the Abstract Monitoring Object.
rdfs:domainef:AbstractMonitoringObject
rdfs:rangerdfs:Literal
Propertyef:purpose
rdfs:labelpurpose
rdfs:commentThis property specifies the reason for which the Monitoring Facility has been generated.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringFacility
rdfs:rangerdfs:Literal
Propertyef:setUpFor
rdfs:labelset up for
rdfs:commentThis property defines the Environmental Monitoring Programme(s) for which the Environmental Monitoring Activity is set up.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringActivity
rdfs:rangeef:EnvironmentalMonitoringProgramme
Propertyef:specialisedEMFType
rdfs:labelspecialised EMF type
rdfs:commentThis property specifies the category of the Environmental Monitoring Facility. Values are expected to be one of: platform, site, station, sensor.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringFacility
rdfs:rangerdfs:Literal
Propertyef:triggers
rdfs:labeltriggers
rdfs:commentThis property defines the Environmental Monitoring Activity(s) initiated by the Environmental Monitoring Programme.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringProgramme
rdfs:rangeef:EnvironmentalMonitoringActivity
Propertyef:uses
rdfs:labeluses
rdfs:commentThis property specifies the set of Abstract Monitoring Feature(s) involved in an Environmental Monitoring Activity.
rdfs:domainef:EnvironmentalMonitoringActivity
rdfs:rangeef:EnvironmentalMonitoringFeature