The KnowWhereGraph improves data-driven decision making and data analytics, specifically data analytics that involve geographic data. It merges novel Artificial Intelligence-based geoenrichment technologies with a knowledge graph that brings together open, cross-domain, densely integrated data spanning the human-environment interface.
The KnowWhereGraph is enabled by an open, freely usable knowledge graph. Graphs are a combination of scalable, Web-standard technologies, specifications, and data cultures for representing densely interconnected statements derived from structured or unstructured data across domains, in both human and machine-readable ways. The KnowWhereGraph's tools are designed to be useful to and useable by researchers, analysts, decision-makers, and the interested public in any domain or cross-domain activity requiring geospatial intelligence.
The KnowWhereGraph project includes strong partnerships with non-academic and academic stakeholders including four for-profit organizations, two government agencies, and one non-profit organization, as well as five academic partnerships: ESRI (Geographic Information Systems); Oliver Wyman, (commodity markets and supply chains), Princeton Climate Analytics (weather and climate information services), In10T (digital agriculture, farm partnerships); US Geological Survey (USGS), Natural Resources Conservation Service within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA): and DirectRelief (humanitarian aid); as well as University of California Santa Barbara(UCSB), Kansas State University (K-State), Michigan State University (MSU), Arizona State University (ASU), and University of Southern California(USC). Additional partnerships are expected to develop during the Phase II effort.
The KnowWhereGraph is a valuable element of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Convergence Accelerator Phase II cohort, providing geospatial tools to the other projects within the cohort. In addition, the project focuses on several strategic application areas that are likely to benefit US society, including COVID-19-related supply-chain disruptions and the US food, agriculture, and energy sectors, and their attendant supply chains generally; environmental policy issues relative to interactions among agricultural sustainability, soil conservation practice, and farm labor; and delivery of emergency humanitarian aid, within the US and internationally. Any time knowing where is key, the KnowWhereGraph will be helpful.