Krzysztof Janowicz

Krzysztof Janowicz is a professor for Geographic Information Science and Geoinformatics at the Geography Department of the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. Krzysztof is the director of the Center for Spatial Studies, former program chair of the Cognitive Science Program, one of two Editors-in-Chief of the Semantic Web journal, and a Faculty Research Affiliate of the Center for Information Technology and Society. At UCSB, he runs the STKO Lab which investigates the role of space and time for knowledge organization. Before, he was an Assistant Professor at the GeoVISTA Center, Department of Geography at the Pennsylvania State University, USA.

2021 Talk: Know, Know Where, KnowWhereGraph

The KnowWhereGraph project aims at providing a densely interlinked knowledge graph for environmental intelligence applications and situational awareness services (area briefings) that enrich the data of decision-makers and data scientists with pre-integrated data custom-tailored to their spatial area of interest, thereby vastly reducing the time needed to answer questions such as “What is here?”, “What happened here before?”, “Who knows more?”, or “How does it compare to….”. The project’s graph interlinks data about places with various products such as soil maps, climate characteristics, historic events, and so on.