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Re: Censorship?

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2010 15:28:12 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <926855.95936.qm@web112619.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "Gannon_dick@yahoo.com" <Gannon_dick@yahoo.com>, Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Cc: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>, W3C e-Gov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Yes, my list syntax was bad, but my point was the first, rest recursive structure.  I could have mangled a SKOS Collection as badly :o)

Your other point ...

Latitude and Longitude are a complete coordinate system - the ordering is a continuous function.  Entity Names and Vocabulary Encoding Schemes form a complete set, something a bit different.  Every satellite picture is aimed at someone's back yard, but to conclude there is something is special (significant) about *that* back yard is a logical fallacy.  When Governments report statistical information, they report by region, not by point.  You can enumerate a set of points of interest, but there is not much value in enumerating the whole coordinate system and backfilling.

--- On Mon, 11/8/10, Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com> wrote:

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Subject: Re: Censorship?
To: "Gannon_dick@yahoo.com" <Gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: "Mike Norton" <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>, "W3C e-Gov IG" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Date: Monday, November 8, 2010, 4:07 PM

Hi,

Apologies for jumping into the conversation, especially if I have
overlooked some context, but:

> On 11/9/2010 7:44 AM, Gannon Dick wrote:
> ...
> Do you know what an RDF List looks like ?  There is a "first" member, then a "rest" member, then a "nil" member. The model for Countries looks like this:
> <rdf:List>
>   <rdf:first>High Seas</rdf:first>
>   <rdf:rest>Andorra</rdf:rest>
>   <rdf:rest> Australia etc.... </rdf:rest>
>   <rdf:rest><rdf:nil /></rdf:rest>
> </rdf:List>

While the structure you describe here (first/rest) is correct the
syntax is not. In RDF/XML you would use parseType="Collection" and
rdf:li to define a list.

>  The Latitude/Longitude Model is incompatible with the RDF model because of 6 compass points (incl. up and down) only one is dry land- Antarctica.  There is only one set of [wet], [dry],[dry],[dry]
>  ... (although there are many possible orderings).

In what way is RDF incompatible with encoding latitude and longitude?
There are plenty of datasets which include information about points of
interest.

cheers,

L.

-- 
Leigh Dodds
Programme Manager, Talis Platform
Talis
leigh.dodds@talis.com
http://www.talis.com
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