Topic Maps is a Web 3.0 enabling technology: Creating rich semantic models. Browsing and searching faceted information. Integration from various data sources. Ultimate flexibilty. Enjoy!
The Topic Maps community consists of several companies, university groups, and individuals. There are a lot of Topic Maps-related projects. See the social networks page to find ways to get in contact.
The TopicMaps.org website was initially created by Murray Altheim and — after a 10 year hibernation — recreated by Benjamin Bock.
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For programmers, many software libraries, called Topic Maps engines are available to use, some of which are part of complete knowledge management solutions.
Students and academics will find the Topic Maps Library useful. It includes many publications, a glossary, information about standards and more.
Many companies offer commercial services and/or consulting around Topic Maps products. The list of sponsors of TMRA is a good place to look for them. The Topic Maps Projects list gives some starting points, too.
The Standards are available through ISO. The latest versions can also be obtained at isotopicmaps.org. The most prominent standard is the Topic Maps Data Model which uses XTM 2 and CTM as serializations.