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UN LOCODES / LOD Call

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:41:33 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <103217.52434.qm@web112603.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
Cc: pia.waugh@aph.gov.au, Hans Overbeek <Hans.Overbeek@ictu.nl>
As I mentioned on the LOD call, I think the UN LOCODE data base would be a good international framework for PSI. The issue is that location information (cities, etc.) are one coordinate system and latitude and longitude is another coordinate system.  For grid points to "share" meta data the translation must be accurate.

Open access to PSI means the knowledge necessary to generate a query must be low (e.g. a mouse click).  (For US Viewers: Sorry K Street, really I am. Hard to tell, but I may break down in tears any minute.)

I made a working example from the list of US Weather Observation Stations. The data base description is : http://tinyurl.com/3xkh4cm (WeatherStationsUS.html)

This "domain report" could be generated periodically, e.g. every 30 days.  This would serve the administrative needs of Government Agencies and make it possible for consumers to select points and groups of points in a familiar fashion - knowing Place Names (when applications are asking for latitude and longitude) and vice-versa.

I used OWMS and "Transparency Principles" BTW. 

--Gannon



--- On Wed, 9/8/10, chris@e-beer.net.au <chris@e-beer.net.au> wrote:

> From: chris@e-beer.net.au <chris@e-beer.net.au>
> Subject: New Public Sector Transparency Board and Public Data Transparency  Principles
> To: public-egov-ig@w3.org
> Cc: pia.waugh@aph.gov.au
> Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 9:06 PM
> Hi All
> 
> For data.gov.uk :
> 
> http://data.gov.uk/blog/new-public-sector-transparency-board-and-public-data-transparency-principles
> 
> 3 months old, but I think feedback from the group would be
> beneficial in
> terms of Ed & Outreach, as I'm not aware of this
> hitting the list in the
> past. (Correct me if I'm wrong).
> 
> Please cc pia.waugh@aph.gov.au
> into replies as above in addition to others
> outside the group who might be interested - the more
> feedback the better
> for our own use, and I'm sure David P., Leigh D. and others
> on list would
> be interested in passing feedback onto the guys at
> data.gov.uk as well ;)
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Chris Beer
> Invited Expert (Public Member) - W3C e-Government Interest
> Group
> Coordinator - Better Practices for using Technology to
> Deliver Government
> Services Online
> 
> Invited Expert (Public Member) - W3C-WAI WCAG Working
> Group
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 


      
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