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Re: Government Linked Data (GLD) Working Group

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 13:02:55 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <555177.3321.qm@web112603.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "W3C eGov Interest Group \(All\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Cc: GLD Chairs <team-gld-chairs@w3.org>
The eGov IG and the GLD WG share a "Community Directory".

Communities, be they territory controlled by a particular government, local school systems, National Subdivisions, Cities, etc., all need a location service (which may be a decentralized, but inter-operable catalog) to relate a central mapping mark to coverage area.  In the vast majority of cases relating to governance, this will be an actual Landmark - a labeled position.

Communities have their own space.  There are two issues with legacy systems:

1. The "one size fits all" approach is not frugal.  It leads to the development of virtual economic and political "fly-over" zones.  These are not part of (broader than) the Community Structure.
2. The fine structure of a Community Policies, Strategies, mores and local conditions are disconnected from the global scope of scientific issues.  An overlap is permissible, but a multiplier causes problems

This "Community Planning" manifesto [PDF] may help.

http://tinyurl.com/3zyoj8l
links to
http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/community-strategy.pdf

--Gannon
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