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Why do we have to use Linked Data for Spatial Data?

The main motivation to utilise the potential of Linked Data is to enrich the INSPIRE spatial content to enable improved related services to be offered and to increase the number, performance and functionality of applications.

In many cases querying data in INSPIRE (GEOSS) based data infrastructure (driven mainly by relation databases) is time consuming and often it is not sufficient and understandable for common Web users. In large databases such queries can take minutes or hours. In the cases of distributed databases such a query is almost impossible or very complicated. SmartOpenData will improve this situation dramatically.