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Re: Little Trains of the Extensibility

From: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 20:40:32 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <163344.53964.qm@web82404.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>, public-egov-ig@w3.org
Five years later, let's be grateful streaming electrons in XML formations do not 
have elastic qualities to them.  Thanks, Gannon!
Michael A. Norton

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Sent: Mon, August 30, 2010 6:43:22 PM
Subject: Fw: Little Maps of the US

In honor of the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I modified Little Maps to 
include a link to the the NWS 5-Day point Weather Forecast.  The forecast page 
is HTML, but a link to an XML version is included with the forecast (I bypassed 
the SOAP Service).  I did not make any modifications to the RDFa ... for now.

Test Files are the same as below. (only usgs.xsl has changed)

Next step is to provide a 5-Day Astronomy 'forecast' (sunrise, sunset, 
twilight(s), etc.) for each point.


--- On Wed, 8/25/10, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:

>From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
>Subject: Little Maps of the US
>To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
>Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 4:06  PM
>The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information Service (GNIS) 
>provides a search facility, with an XML return.  This can be used for mapping 
>small groups of place names; single counties, etc.  The results (with a provided 
>search form) can be downloaded as CSV, too.
>Using the XML files has an additional benefit though.  The data can be 
>transformed into a more usable (and more readable) web format with detail as 
>RDFa.  Further GRDDL transforms can extract the RDFa to RDF XML.
>e.g. Parker County, TX
>[xml service] 
> =
>[source] http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/usgs-parker.xml
>[transformed* file] http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/usgs-parker.html
>[trans. RDF  (head only)] http://rustprivacy.org/sun/usgs-parker-head.rdf
>[trans. RDF from RDFa] http://rustprivacy.org/sun/usgs-parker.rdf
>The locations of the transforms*, as well as information on name spaces, etc. 
>are at the top of the transformed page (e.g. usgs-parker.html).  The place name 
>links take you back to that record on the GNIS servers and several mapping 
>services are available on the right side of the page (if you wish to see a 
>"real" map).

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