I am looking for concrete examples of ontologies being used in the context of urbantech and related tools that have been deployed.
Here are a few items I have found:
- Schema.org (active)
- Wolfram (active)
- Towntology (defunct?; EU project circa 2005)
- CityGML (data model, not ontology) (active)
Good papers to read:
- Ontologies for Urban Development (book, 2007)
- Ontologies for the Integration of Air Quality Models and 3D City Models
But I could not find so far an OWL/RDF ontology I can use and query using SPARQL.
- iCity-ORF Project 1.1: Ontology for Urban Modelling & Design, from Univ. of Toronto
- Ontologies for Smart Cities (Summer School, 2015)
Dutch peeps are all about those SPARQL queryable ontologies:
Lots of turtles and owls here, focused around Smart Grid solutions.
I found the page searching for one of the ontologies published here, the Common Information Model, followed by for example the Energy Services Provider Interface (ESPI) (aka Green Button) Standard. I have no idea how alive/up to date these ontologies are, I’d say contact the people on the bottom of that page, Laura Daniele seems like a great ally on your search: https://www.tno.nl/en/collaboration/find-a-tno-employee/dr-laura-daniele/cid20406/