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Contd: How to query for Country Specific Data

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 19:40:53 -0400
Message-ID: <4A19DB05.50201@openlinksw.com>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
CC: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>, "richard.hancock@3kbo.com" <richard.hancock@3kbo.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>
Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> Hugh Glaser wrote:
>> An interesting question - should be a classic for Linked Data.
>> As I understand it, your primary problem for New Zealand is that 
>> there is no reliable information about the administrative geography.
>> It doesn't help for New Zealand (!), but for the UK you could use the 
>> Ordnance Survey's, which can be found in RDF via
>> http://osdir.com/ml/web.semantic.linking-open-data/2008-05/msg00011.html
>> We have made it linked data at os.rkbexplorer.com, with a SPARQL 
>> endpoint if you want it.
>> (If people are doing this sort of thing (if you thought of doing some 
>> of it yourself), then reusing the OS ontology might be a good idea.)
>>
>> For the UK, it would be a case of jumping (follow-your-nose) 
>> backwards and forwards between the os and dbpedia, I suggest, using 
>> the os to find the inclusion and dbpedia to find the knowledge.
>> This afternoon I did a bunch of links between them (the bigger areas 
>> and towns), to let you have a go if you like, and these can be found 
>> at our os coreference service (crs) at
>> http://os.rkbexplorer.com/crs/
>>
>> By the way, if you want an easy way of finding out what URIs might 
>> tell you what is known about a particular place (or anything), you 
>> could try our sameAs service at
>> http://www.rkbexplorer.com/sameAs/?uri=
>> So New Zealand would be
>> http://www.rkbexplorer.com/sameAs/?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_Zealand 
>>
>> And Wellington 
>> http://www.rkbexplorer.com/sameAs/?uri=http://dbpedia.org/resource/Wellington 
>>
>> and you can follow-your-nose from there.
>>   
> Hugh,
>
> Assuming you sent this response before mine re. 
> http://lod.openlinksw.com . How does the following not resolve this 
> problem:
>
> 1. Go to http://lod.openlinksw.com
> 2. Enter pattern: New Zealand
> 3. Use "Type" and/or "Property" to  locate what you want
> 4. Once found, click on "statistics" link
>
> Kingsley
>

I should have added:

5. look at: http://lod.openlinksw.com/fct/facet.vsp?cmd=load&fsq_id=3011 
(do use the "retry" button to maximize results)

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Regards,

Kingsley Idehen	      Weblog: http://www.openlinksw.com/blog/~kidehen
President & CEO 
OpenLink Software     Web: http://www.openlinksw.com
Received on Sunday, 24 May 2009 23:41:32 UTC

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