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Administrative Geograph (was Re: Censorship?)

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 12:09:27 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTimCBhFuA97Wf90uDw4u24k8SAQwPBZ7a4aQuxNO@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>, W3C e-Gov IG <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Hi,

Switched subject line...

On 8 November 2010 23:28, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 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.

My point was that there's nothing about RDF -- as a data model -- that
stops it being used to publish data about a co-ordinate system like
lat/long or another other continuous function: if I can define a URI
scheme for it, then I can make statements about it.

One value in that kind of dynamic or "algorithmic" URI scheme is that
it can provides relationships to other useful concepts. One of which
might be references to an administrative geography. This might allow
me to find, e.g. crime figures for a particular area. I can jump from
lat/long to administrative geography to government statistics.

A related example from a different domain are the time based URIs
created for data.gov.uk which are described here:

http://www.epimorphics.com/web/wiki/using-interval-set-uris-statistical-data

Cheers,

L.

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