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Re: Linked Data for Countries (TWC RPI Instance Hub)

From: Boris Villazon-Terrazas <bvillazon@fi.upm.es>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 23:18:48 +0200
Cc: public-gld-wg@w3.org
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To: John Erickson <erickj4@rpi.edu>
Hi John,

Thanks for your info, interesting work you are doing.

Just to mention that we also have the FAO geopolitical ontology [1][2] for countries and/or regions.

Best

Boris

P.S. Example of a resource [3]

[1] http://www.fao.org/countryprofiles/geoinfo.asp
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geopolitical_ontology
[3] http://www.fao.org/countryprofiles/geoinfo/geopolitical/resource/Bolivia

On May 25, 2012, at 1:19 PM, John Erickson wrote:

> Hi GLD'ers!
> 
> During Thursday's GLD call there was some discussion w.r.t. referring
> to countries, and in particular the lack of canonical URIs for
> countries, the lack of a registry of sameAs for common country
> identifiers, etc.
> 
> This has also come up esp. in our IOGDS work <http://bit.ly/sHxcKd>;
> as a step toward a solution we have extended our "Instance Hub" to
> include a "countries" category. See
> <http://logd.tw.rpi.edu/id/country_page> for an overview of the
> countries; click into a given country --- say,
> <http://logd.tw.rpi.edu/id/country_page/Central_African_Republic> ---
> for a preview of the data that is linked in.
> 
> The Linked Data for the whole set is available from the IH Categories
> page <http://logd.tw.rpi.edu/id_page> or directly via
> <http://logd.tw.rpi.edu/source/twc-rpi-edu/file/instance-hub-countries/version/2012-May-09/conversion/twc-rpi-edu-instance-hub-countries-2012-May-09.e1.ttl>
> 
> Suggestions are welcome!
> 
> -- 
> John S. Erickson, Ph.D.
> Director, Web Science Operations
> Tetherless World Constellation (RPI)
> <http://tw.rpi.edu> <erickj4@rpi.edu>
> Twitter & Skype: olyerickson
> 
> 
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