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RE: Is vCard range restriction on org:siteAddress necessary?

From: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2011 15:50:20 -0000
Message-ID: <9687A8495B652940BB4F5D625F4050FD8FA3F2@OS2K197.ordsvy.gov.uk>
To: <public-lod@w3.org>

> The only problem I see with the example is that we don't have counties
> in Scotland, we have districts. In Quebec and Louisiana and other
> historically catholic places we have parishes. Is Scotland a "state"
> in the American sense, not really. You could use things like vc:county
> and vc:state and just say that the naming is bad, I guess.
> Geonames tackles this problem in a language-neutral way by having
> several levels of administrative areas but they also construct a
> hierarchy which might be a little verbose for this use case.

As it's a Friday:

six non golden rules of geo:

   1. Any attempt to codify a series of geo rules into a formal, one
size fits all, taxonomy will fail due to Rule 2.
   2. Geo is bizarre, odd, eclectic and utterly human.
   3. People will in the main agree with Rule 1 with the exception of
the rules governing their own region, area or country, which they will
think are perfectly logical.
   4. People will, in the main, think that postal, administrative and
colloquial hierarchies are one and the same thing and will overlap.
   5. Taking Rule 4 into account, they will then attempt to codify a one
size fits all geo taxonomy.
   6. There is no Rule 6, see Rule 1.



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