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

From: Phil Archer <phil.archer@talis.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2011 16:00:46 +0000
Message-ID: <4D2738AE.3040508@talis.com>
To: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
CC: public-lod@w3.org

I've just been forcing 5 different location addresses for one company 
(BAE Systems) into VCard. In the process, I have asserted that both 
"Filton" and "Samlesbury Aerodrome" are street addresses.



On 07/01/2011 15:50, John Goodwin wrote:
>> 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.
> Source:
> http://www.ygeoblog.com/blog/2009/02/23/uk-addressing-the-non-golden-rul
> es-of-geo-or-help-my-county-doesnt-exist/
> John
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