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Re: BBC, Ordnance Survey linked data mesh-up (uses sameas.org)

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 11:57:18 -0400
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To: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
CC: semantic-web@w3.org, public-lod@w3.org
John Goodwin wrote:
> Hi,
> Over the weekend I created a little semantic web map mesh-up using (amongst others) BBC and Ordnance Survey data:
> http://www.johngoodwin.me.uk/boundaries/meshup.html
> I also blogged about it:
> http://johngoodwin225.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/mash-ups-are-so-last-year/
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Pretty cool!

Now to make it a real "meshup" you have ensure the paths to the raw data 
are part of the HTML that presents the Linked Data :-) Thus, I should be 
able to use any Linked Data aware user agent against your data source 
when seeking to make additional mashups.

I would suggest following (one of options):

1. Use <link/> to expose the URIs for Bedford, Birmingham etc..
2. RDFa in the HTML instead of <link/> re. URI exposure
3. Atom/RSS feed that exposes URIs for each place or URIs for RDF docs 
(info. resources) that contain Metadata describing the places
4. Content Negotiation (should you have deployment server privileges).

Another nice thing about your demo is that is is gound zero for 
distinguishing between a "Meshup" and "Mashup". If the routes to data 
source URIs aren't explicitly exposed or discernable by the 
representation used for the presentation, then we have a "Mashup" :-)

Back to you.



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