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Re: National Identification Number URIs ( NIN URIs )

From: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2010 19:17:38 -0300
Message-ID: <7a4ebe1d1003071417n6e1fbbf9wf42be5951114202a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Deborah MacPherson <debmacp@gmail.com>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hi,

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 7:10 PM, Deborah MacPherson <debmacp@gmail.com> wrote:
> Sounds like a good idea.
> In the US all of the police and law enforcement organizations have unique
> ID's, which the Nlets network has geo-encoded, which in turn helps build
> more intelligent GIS data.
> I work in the building industry with a focus on life safety and fire
> departments - specifically exchanging open floor plans. But fire departments
> don't have nationwide unique IDs. Let alone world wide.
> The more simple solutions that can be created like you have proposed, the
> easier it will be at some point to create maps between "all countries have
> code points in different schemes" so urgent messages can be directed where
> they need to go at a moments notice.

Well yeah.
I guess the victim's families would pretty much love that. Today.

Creating simple URI schemes that can be transmitted via word-of-mouth
is crucial at moments like these. I am working with a large team now
and asking them to craft URIs for their data would go a long way if
those URIs were globally meaningful.

As you say, they could become some sort of discovery hub... or
messaging platform.

I found this guy, and just by looking at his passport I can craft a
URI. Then I can access all his personal details and viceversa, others
will know that I found him.

This NIN scheme should be taken seriously...

> Deborah MacPherson
> On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 4:03 PM, Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> All countries have a National Identification Number scheme ( NIN ).
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_identification_number
>>
>> Also, all countries have code points in different schemes.
>>
>> So, can't we combine both to create a de-facto URI for people based on
>> country ids?
>>
>> For example: http://dbpedia.org/nin/cl/14168212
>> That would be me based on my Chilean NIN.
>>
>> Is there some namespace for this already?
>>
>> When you have real world problems, like we have now in Chile, it is
>> simple solutions like these that would make integration easier.
>>
>> For example, we have assigned a NS for chilean IDs. But some of the
>> missing people here are tourists and we the only IFP we have is their
>> national ID ( not emails ).
>>
>> Thx,
>> A
>>
>>
>> --
>> Aldo Bucchi
>> skype:aldo.bucchi
>> http://www.univrz.com/
>> http://aldobucchi.com/
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