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

From: Bernadette Hyland <bhyland@3roundstones.com>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2012 10:58:10 -0400
Cc: John Erickson <erickj4@rpi.edu>, public-gld-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <C10080CA-5925-4525-9354-0DB6FC6C0C59@3roundstones.com>
To: Boris Villazon-Terrazas <bvillazon@fi.upm.es>
Thanks Boris & John, I will include these resources in the SemTech Progress Report on Publication of Gov LD worldwide.  

Planning to send the link to this presentation in advance of our THursday call so people can comment before it is delivered the following week.

Cheers,
Bernadette

On May 27, 2012, at 5:18 PM, Boris Villazon-Terrazas wrote:

> 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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