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Re: Guerilla science: what can we do in 10 days?

From: Semantics-ProjectParadigm <metadataportals@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 21 May 2009 16:43:15 -0700 (PDT)
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To: joel sachs <jsachs@csee.umbc.edu>, Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Dear Joel and Toby,

You may want to look at the following sites:
Convention on Biodiversity: www.cbd.intBiodiversity Information Standards; www.tdwg.orguBio: www.ubio.org

These will provide you with all standards and projects running, including those focusing on linking open data and semantic web.

WiserEarth is the world's largest directory of environmental organizations, found at www.wiserearth.org. You will find plenty of organizations and projects focusing on linking open data there as well.

Milton Ponson
GSM: +297 747 8280
Rainbow Warriors Core Foundation
PO Box 1154, Oranjestad
Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
www.rainbowwarriors.net
Project Paradigm: A structured approach to bringing the tools for sustainable development to all stakeholders worldwide
www.projectparadigm.info
NGO-Opensource: Creating ICT tools for NGOs worldwide for Project Paradigm
www.ngo-opensource.org
MetaPortal: providing online access to web sites and repositories of data and information for sustainable development
www.metaportal.info
SemanticWebSoftware, part of NGO-Opensource to enable SW technologies in the Metaportal project
www.semanticwebsoftware.info


--- On Thu, 5/21/09, Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:

From: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Guerilla science: what can we do in 10 days?
To: "joel sachs" <jsachs@csee.umbc.edu>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org, taxacom@mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009, 8:46 PM

On 21 May 2009, at 20:03, joel sachs wrote:

>  I'm mainly hoping for pointers to biodiversity data in RDF


About a month ago I started an experiment in converting the IUCN Red List to RDF. The IUCN's data licensing policies are not entirely clear, and I've not been able to get a good answer from them as to whether this is OK, so until I hear differently, this data and the URLs used should be considered unstable. (If anyone here has contacts within IUCN who could clarify things, I'd love to hear from them.)

Anyway, this URL represents the population of Western Gorillas:

    http://life.buzzword.org.uk/2009/populations/9404#population

The species is:

    http://life.buzzword.org.uk/2009/populations/9404#taxonomy

And their IUCN assessment is:

    http://life.buzzword.org.uk/2009/populations/9404#assessment

--Toby A Inkster
<mailto:mail@tobyinkster.co.uk>
<http://tobyinkster.co.uk>
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