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Re: eGov at TPAC (rates going up tonight)

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2010 14:46:22 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <411187.66672.qm@web112617.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "W3C eGov Interest Group \(All\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Sadly (for me, and to the relief of many) I will not be able to attend.

I did want to make a comment about the second day ...
Day 2 (Tuesday, 2 November) — Government Linked Data 
 What RDF Vocabularies are Needed?

When making the "My World", "My EU", etc. it was clear to me that a lot of work has been done on locating people, not much at all is available to locate places.  And furthermore, this is what Governments need because they report open data For Statistical Purposes Only (FSPO).  Many Countries have schemes for this - Ireland, Italy, Spain, United States.

RDF is maybe deep enough for this, but in the case of locations, you encounter the URL equivalent of continuing fractions.  I think this is a permanent URL/URI concept feature.  With the "My" series I was able to do what I needed with 4 attributes (rdfs:label, rdf:type, dcam:memberOf, and dct:alternative).  I'm hesitant to call them the LOCa RDF attributes for obvious reasons, but I think an addition to RDFa would be a better solution than new RDF Vocabulary elements.

Anyone have thoughts ?

--- On Thu, 10/21/10, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Subject: eGov at TPAC (rates going up tonight)
To: "W3C eGov Interest Group (All)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010, 2:23 PM

>From what I've heard so far, I've put together a draft agenda:


If you can come, and haven't already registered, please do so now.
Rates go up after today.


More agenda suggestions (and volunteers to present) welcome.

     -- Sandro

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