Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Mappings of reference and thematic environmental thesauri


This dataset include the mappings across a number of multilingual thesauri for environmental data, developed in the framework of the GENESIS project ( by using the SemanticLab collaborative platform set up by JRC (now discontinued).

These mappings are based on the use cases collected by the EuroGEOSS project (, and are used by the semantic search functionality of the GEO Discovery and Access Broker (

NB: These data are no longer maintained.

The covered thesauri are the following ones:

  • Reference thesauri:

    • General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus (GEMET)
    • INSPIRE Feature Concept Dictionary
    • INSPIRE Glossary
    • INSPIRE Themes
    • GEOSS Societal Benefit Areas (SBA)
    • ISO 19119 Geographic Service Taxonomy
    • GEOSS Earth Observation Vocabulary
    • GCMD Science Keywords
    • EuroVoc (domains 36, 48, 52, 56, 60, and 66)
  • Thematic ...

How to cite
GENESIS FP7 Project (2018):  Mappings of reference and thematic environmental thesauri. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
Related resources

Data access


  • publication Coupling human- and machine-driven mapping of SKOS thesauri

    Fugazza C, Vaccari L. Coupling human- and machine-driven mapping of SKOS thesauri. International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO) 6 (3/4); 2011. p. 155-165. JRC67487


  • publication Matching SKOS Thesauri for Spatial Data Infrastructures

    Fugazza C, Vaccari L, Dupke S. Matching SKOS Thesauri for Spatial Data Infrastructures. In: 4th International Conference on Metadata and Semantics Research (MTSR`10); 20 October 2010; Alcalá (Spain). Communications in Computer and Information Science - Metadata and Semantic Research 108; 2010.p. 211-221. JRC59439


Additional information
Issue date 2018-11-15
Landing page
Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT

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