Integrating country-based heterogeneous data at the United Nations: FAO’s geopolitical ontology and services.

Executive Summary

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched an ontology and associated services to manage, exchange and integrate geopolitical information at corporate level and with international partners. The geopolitical ontology is showcased in the FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System (FCPMIS), where it is used to enhance the system functionality and to integrate geopolitical information, such as, statistics, maps, feeds or documents.