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Data as Product / Little Maps

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 16:24:31 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <926711.60053.qm@web112619.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org, Hans Overbeek <Hans.Overbeek@ictu.nl>
Brand mentioned that the "Data as product" and "Data Science"  ideas have some resonance at the EPA.

Surface Atmospherics (that would be Weather) and Surface Radiation (that would be sunshine) both can be mashed-up with geo points.  In one case, the (weather) data is forecast around a time point (now+5 days, etc.) and in the other the data is calculated around a time point (Solar Noon), for a given location.  While you may or may not want to store set time point calculations, it is reasonable to want to add calculation results on demand as if they had been stored.

To make a long story short, I made a hack of a NOAA page which does some of the calculations and delivers the results as RDF/XML (per OWMS 4.0), as if the data was a "daily forecast".  The process is semi-automatic (select point, DST, and date), but could be turned into a web service quite easily.  Some of the parameters are Not Available (N/A) but can be calculated elsewhere (link to the far right in the table below the RDF).

The hack: http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/sunrise-rdf-hack.html

The coverage area is the same as the Little Maps Sample page:
http://www.rustprivacy.org/sun/usgs-parker.html (XHTML+RDFa 1.0)

Comments welcome ...

--Gannon

--- On Fri, 9/3/10, Hans Overbeek <Hans.Overbeek@ictu.nl> wrote:

From: Hans Overbeek <Hans.Overbeek@ictu.nl>
Subject: DC-application profile and linked data for the Netherlands Government information
To: "DCMI Government Community" <DC-GOVERNMENT@JISCMAIL.AC.UK>, dutchsemweb-l@few.vu.nl, public-egov-ig@w3.org
Date: Friday, September 3, 2010, 9:38 AM



 
For your information:
 
The Netherlands 
Government has developed a Dublin Core Application Profile for Government 
information (OWMS). OWMS is published at http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/4.0/doc/. The site is in Dutch, but Google 
Translate  gives a good 
impression.
 
OWMS defines 9 
core elements which are considered to provide crucial metadata for government 
information:


  dcterms:identifier (Reference) 
  dcterms:title (Title) 
  dcterms:type 
  (Informationtype) 
  dcterms:language (Language) 
  overheid:authority (Responsible) 
  dcterms:creator (Maker) 
  
  dcterms:modified (Datre modified) 
  dcterms:temporal (Coverage in Time) 
  dcterms:spatial 
  (Location) 
OWMS gives a dutch 
translation for the other Dublin Core elements.
 
We also publish a 
number of vocabulary 
encoding schemes to be used as list-of-values for OWMS 
metadata.
There are 
lists with labels and identifiers for 
government organisations such as ministries, 
provinces, 
municipalities, 
waterboards, 
but also information types, themes and others. 

 
The concepts in 
these encoding schemes are published as Linked Open Data with Cool URI's, so they are rendered in 
HTML, but also in RDF, N3 and XML.
 
With Amsterdam as an 
example: 
http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/terms/Amsterdam
will render http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/terms/Amsterdam.html 
in a standard browser
it will render http://standaarden.overheid.nl/owms/terms/Amsterdam.rdf 
in a RDF-application 
such as Marbles: 
http://www5.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/marbles?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fstandaarden.overheid.nl%2Fowms%2Fterms%2FAmsterdam
 
If you are 
interested, just take a look. If you see room for improvement (there is a lot!), 
or if you have questions, please feel free to contact 
me.
 
With 
kind regards, 
met 
vriendelijke groet,

Hans Overbeek
Adviseur 
Contentstandaarden
 
Programma e-Overheid voor Burgers 



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