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The template for a Semantic SensorThings API with the GloSIS use case

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The template for a Semantic SensorThings API with the GloSIS use case
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The work of the Spatial Data on the Web Working Group (SDWWG) challenged the traditional approach of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), prompting a shift towards modern API frameworks. They proposed a five-point strategy to enhance spatial data infrastructures, making them more linked, parseable, and understandable. With the adoption of OpenAPI, a semantic layer has been introduced to digital environmental data, fostering better results for children. The SensorThings API, an OGC standard, facilitates the interconnection of Internet of Things resources with both semantic and syntactic interoperability. It aligns with the ISO/OGC standard Observations & Measurements (O&M), enabling the exchange of observation data of natural phenomena. The glrc software, a lightweight server, translates SPARQL queries into Linked Data web APIs compliant with OpenAPI, providing a user-friendly interface for developers. The use case of GloSIS exemplifies the potential of the SensorThings API to exchange harmonized soil data as Linked Data, aligning with the Global Soil Partnership's vision for a sustainable agriculture future.