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Re: Geohash for events

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 16:25:30 +0200
Message-ID: <484D3D5A.8050300@mondeca.com>
To: KANZAKI Masahide <mkanzaki@gmail.com>
Cc: Linking Open Data <public-lod@w3.org>, Gustavo Niemeyer <gustavo@niemeyer.net>

Hi masa
> Hi Bernard,
>
> Added support for event page uri:
> http://www.kanzaki.com/ns/geo/u07t4qf8j:2008-09-28_2008-10-03;INRIA_IST_2008?uri=http://www.inria.fr/actualites/colloques/2008/ist08/
>   
Really cool. The URI format looks perfect to me now and exactly what I 
imagined you would do :-) .
> The uri part cannot be combined 'hash:datetime;name' part, because
> such uri itself adds another hierarchy to the original uri (i.e. / in
> event page uri). Hence it should be provided as query string.
>
> I wonder this looks too complicated for practical use ?
>   
It is, if users have to concatenate the URI themselves by going to 
geohash, searching the place, copying the geohash id in the service 
namespace, add the time interval in conformant date format, add the 
event URI. Speak about "user experience" ... for geeks like you and me, 
but "ordinary" people will never do it that way.

But it you (or someone else) provide a smart bookmarklet (Faviki has 
given me a lot of ideas for that matter) to use in your browser from the 
page of the event 
(http://www.inria.fr/actualites/colloques/2008/ist08/), where the user 
can call geohash via a geocoder, enter the dates using a calendar 
applet, and grab the name from the page title ... et voilà ...
The service would return a page as yours, with the RDF description and a 
permanent URI. And maybe call "au passage" the geonames service to add 
the neighbouring geonames features, yahoo or google to add sponsored 
links, whatever ...

This would be *practical* ... You could even "au passage" dump the 
created event in a backend data store, etc.

Say what?

> 2008/6/9, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>:
>   
>> One thing I was wondering was how to encapsulate the URI of the event
>> itself, something like (completely incorrect syntax, but you get the idea
>> again)
>>     
>
> cheers,
>
>   

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