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RE: Status of dcat:dataQuality, dcat:granularity, etc

From: Marten Hogeweg <mhogeweg@esri.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:17:46 +0000
To: Timothy Herzog <timgherzog@gmail.com>, "public-gld-comments@w3.org" <public-gld-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6C34D1C3A653794D84FAE1CEEE8CFB13050F58@RED-INF-EXMB-P1.esri.com>
Hi all,

It would be great if the working draft gets updated. I've started to look at DCAT from a metadata catalog perspective. The working draft currently on the site has various discussion items and issues. Some of these issues are marked as closed, but have not resulted in an update to the published working draft document.

Kind regards,

@martenhogeweg



From: Timothy Herzog [mailto:timgherzog@gmail.com]
Sent: January 07, 2013 12:19 PM
To: public-gld-comments@w3.org
Subject: Status of dcat:dataQuality, dcat:granularity, etc

Sorry for the duplicate post; but it appears my original message was not sent as plain text, making it difficult to read, so I'm trying another mail account.

[original message]

Hello all,

I'm working on a proposal to publish the World Bank's data catalog through DCAT and am trying to quickly come up to speed. But first, I just want to check on the status of the latest draft draft at http://www.w3.org/TR/vocab-dcat, in light of the Resolutions recorded at the WG 2012-10-25 meeting, below. Can I assume these resolutions should (and someday will) be reflected in the latest draft, and just haven't been added yet?

1. Drop dcat:dataQuality and dcat:granularity
2. define dcat:mediaType as a sub-property of dc:format. Publishers should use dcat:mediaType to provide a Media Type as defined by IANA. if this is not available, then publishers may use dc:format

4. replace properties dcat:size and dcat:bytes with one property dcat:byteSize
5. resolve to publish a new version of DCAT in 2 weeks' time; another draft in the next 2-3 weeks

Also wondering about dcat:granularity, which I understand was split into dcat:spatial and dcat:temporal. However, those concepts both pertain to coverage, whereas granularity means the geographic size of things.. For instance, I might have a dataset with records that have a granularity of "national" but spatially cover a region described as "South America." Would appreciate suggestions on how to address this if dcat:granularity is no longer part of the vocabulary.

Many thanks,
Tim Herzog
World Bank
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