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From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2011 14:33:22 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1320356002.1689.YahooMailNeo@web112604.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
Cc: "eGov IG \(Public\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>, "team-gld-chairs@w3.org" <team-gld-chairs@w3.org>
Correct, there is no RDF there (this is a comfy three stars though).  There are no URI's down to the County Level (yet).  Woody Allen had a great line about this (long before the Semantic Web) ... "I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in four hours.  It's about Russia.".  The public TPAC data is about TPAC, of course, but in the Spatial Thing / Spatial Object terminology of the Ordinance Survey it's about "California"

Spatial Thing: http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau

Spatial Object: http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/geographicAreas/n-us-ca

That is why I think the Full Text (no codes) Formal Identifiers with a related Nickname are important for Government Data at this stage.


----- Original Message -----
From: John Erickson <olyerickson@gmail.com>
To: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Cc: eGov IG (Public) <public-egov-ig@w3.org>; "team-gld-chairs@w3.org" <team-gld-chairs@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2011 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: TPAC

Not sure what we're looking at...esp, when I try to conneg the URI
<http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/tpac2011/> for RDF I only get
the HTML back:

$ curl -I -H "Accept: application/rdf+xml"
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:54:24 GMT
Server: Apache
Last-Modified: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:03:54 GMT
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 14682
Content-Type: text/html

On Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I stopped updating the weather in Santa Clara.  Not a minute too soon for those of us *not* in Sunny California.  I could, if desired, duplicate the page in another US venue, e.g. Suffolk County, MA (Boston and W3C/MIT), or New York County, NY (Manhattan and Zuccotti Park*).
> the site is: http://tinyurl.com/tpac2011-egov/
> The Community Directory stats indicate 20.7% Federal Government sites, meaning that almost 80% of the sites would benefit from a Nickname/(full text) Formal Identifier Address Book scheme for intra-national or Regional guidance.  Federal Governments are very good at covering their entire domains and other Organizations claim large domains while "flying over" huge chunks. I've published a reference list for the US, and can do the same for the UK (thanks Hadley).  Australia has a compatible regional system, and UN/LOCODES partially specify many of the others.  The LOC identifiers are a good start on the Big Semantic Work, but I think this little preliminary planning will help a great deal when it comes time to collate the data.  The only other choice is to base your work on the same old boring 51 Billion Triples.
> The "Toward a Sustainable Day" application will remain up.  I have 14 examples (in the Northern Hemisphere).  I will add more as time permits, but as above there are probably 25,000 or so candidates worldwide.  Each of these includes many features, e.g. City of Bristol (County Equivalent) =86, Schools in Santa Clara County=741.
> Each of the examples includes a Work-Life Balance Calculator.  It's not quite true that "Only Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun".  It applies to polar bears and policy too.  A simple look at the graphs tells you that time-shifting a daily schedule has much different (policy) consequences in Bristol or Delhi.
> the site is: http://tinyurl.com/tpac2011-egov/toward/
> --Gannon
> * OWS Demonstrations closed the Port of Oakland yesterday.  Before you dump your tech. stocks, know that many consumer electronics are imported by air, and are duty free.  Batteries and Chargers are not duty free (and sometimes imported by sea/inter-modal), so the Federal Government has a revenue stake.  Accessories are what consumers have to worry about :o)

John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
Director, Web Science Operations
Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
<http://tw.rpi.edu> <olyerickson@gmail.com>
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