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This book constitutes the refereed conference proceedings of the 12th International Symposium, W2GIS 2013, held in Banff, Canada, in April 2013. The 11 revised full papers and 5 short papers presented were carefully selected from 28 submissions. The program covers a wide range of topics including Spatial Semantics and Databases, Location-based Services and Applications, Trajectory Representation and Sensor Web, Spatial Analysis and Systems and Map Generation and Modeling.
Grounding Linked Open Data in WordNet: The Case of the OSM Semantic Network.- A Strategy for Optimizing a Multi-Site Query in a Distributed Spatial Database.- The Impact of Spatial Resolution and Representation on Human Mobility Predictability.- A Data-driven Approach for Convergence Prediction on Road Network.- Tour Suggestion for Outdoor Activities.- Interpreting Pedestrian Bahaviour by Visualising and Clustering Movement Data.- A Multi-Modal Communication Approach to Describing the Surroundings to Mobile Users.- An Adaptive Context Acquisition Framework to Support Mobile Spatial and Context-Aware Applications.- Comparing Close Destination and Route-based Similarity Metrics for the Analysis of Map User Trajectories A Sensor Data Mediator Bridging the OGC Sensor Observation Service (SOS) and the OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData).- Dynamic Objects E_ect on Visibility Analysis in 3D Urban Environments.- Exploring Spatial Business Data: A Resource Oriented Architecture eCampus Application.- ISOGA: a System for Geographical Reachability Analysis Enhanced with Statistics.- A high performance Web-based system for analyzing and visualizing spatiotemporal data for climate studies.- Personalized Accessibility Maps (PAMs) for Communities with Special Needs.- A probabilistic model for road selection in mobile maps.