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GeoDiscover A Specialized Search Engine on Web

GeoDiscover – A Specialized Search Engine to Discover Geospatial Data in the Web

The fast development of the internet and the growth of digital contents available led to the development of search engines that facilitate the recovery of information in the Web. However, these engines have limitations mainly when recovering specialized contents. Geospatial data are created by local governments, companies and people, but these data aren’t available in a systematized way. In this context, this paper presents a specialized search engine to access and recover geospatial data in the Web, focusing on its main characteristics, architecture, technologies and performance.

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