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Geohash for events

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:17:41 +0200
Message-ID: <484687E5.9060306@mondeca.com>
To: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, Gustavo Niemeyer <gustavo@niemeyer.net>

Hi Gustavo, all

For LOD people : Gustavo is the man behind http://geohash.org, a very 
cool service. I've been thinking about a layer which could be added to 
geohash to generate URIs for events, encapsulating in a single standard 
URI string the Where-When-What, and allowing automatic generation of a 
standard RDF description for events.
Something like the following
http://geohash.org/u0tyz0ssw:%5B2008-10-26_2008-10-30%5D_International_Semantic_Web_Conference 

The dates could be entered by user using some calendar widget, 
integrated with the Geohash Mapplet, with an extra field to enter the 
title.
The service would return the above URI.

To make such URIs usable by the Semantic Web, RDF descriptions could be 
automatically generated from the above using e.g., the event ontology at
http://motools.sourceforge.net/event/event.html

Something like (namespaces pending)

<event:Event 
rdf:about="http://geohash.org/u0tyz0ssw:%5B2008-10-26_2008-10-30%5D_International_Semantic_Web_Conference"> 

   <event:place rdf:about="http://geohash.org/u0tyz0ssw">
         <geo:lat>49.0026</geo:lat>
         <geo:long>8.4000</geo:long>
   </event:place>
   <time:beginDate>2008-10-26</time:beginDate>
   <time:endDate>2008-10-30</time:endDate>
   <rdfs:label>International Semantic Web Conference</rdfs:label>
</event:Event>

What do you think?

Bernard
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