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Re: W3C Linked Data Community Directory

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 12:42:03 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <1321044123.50965.YahooMailNeo@web112604.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: "team-gld-chairs@w3.org" <team-gld-chairs@w3.org>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>, "eGov IG \(Public\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
I encoded the Community Directory (30 Members) on a spreadsheet and converted to RDF/XML[1].  The app is the index of this URL[2].  It is a transform of the RDF/XML to XHTML Strict 1.0.  The GRDDL of the XHTML (head) is also available[3], as well as a csv version of the spreadsheet[4].

There is a singlet example in RDF[5] and a Graph[6]

This was before I RTFM and found out that Callimachus uses a custom RDFa+XHTML, naturally.  I did make one hard wired adjustment to the XHTML Schema and that was a fixed "target" attribute which makes all links open in a new window ... tabbed browsing was not available at the time the spec was finalized.  I validated with Xerces and XSLT'ed with Saxon.  All the source files are available here[7].  

The data sources are: LOC (ID and LCSH), The National Atlas (US Counties), USGS Earth Explorer (Int'l Subdivisions), Ordinance Survey (UK Counties), US Census (US Counties), UN LOCODES Countries + Subdivisions, and Wikipedia to resolve UN LOCODE problems.

The main app has a 1) a Organization Nickname, 2) A link to the LOC Subject Heading (Europe and North America at this time).  The LCSH supplies broader terms. 3) A link to the narrowest available LOC Vocabulary Encoding, which you can follow up to the LCSH 4) Leftovers (the LOC has a lot of work to do), down to the narrowest Subdivision defined by UN LOCODES (who also have a lot of work to do, and needs a better definition of "peer").

Notice the Nicknames are sorted by LOC ID, and that extension down to Street Addresses would be a little pointless since no "knowledge" would aggregate.

Consider this a contribution from the non-Working Group eGov IG (and have fun).


[1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.rdf

[2] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/ or http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.html
[3]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.html.rdf
[4]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.csv
[5]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd-eg.rdf
[6]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd-eg.png
[7]  http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/gld/cd/gld-cd.zip

----- Original Message -----
From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
To: "team-gld-chairs@w3.org" <team-gld-chairs@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:04 PM
Subject: Fw: W3C Linked Data Community Directory

Let me know if you want to add a full text regional identifier e.g.

Nickname = 3 Round Stones Inc.
ID = [North America].[United States].[Virginia].[Spotsylvania County]

It will come in real handy when there are thousands of entries; and the time to do it is when there are 29 entries since the maintenance is pretty easy.


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: David Wood <david@3roundstones.com>
To: "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 2:58 PM
Subject: W3C Linked Data Community Directory

Hi all,

The W3C has launched a community directory of eGov projects and suppliers:

The directory is built on Callimachus [1], a Linked Data management system.  A SPARQL endpoint is available to authenticated users.


[1] Callimachus: http://callimachusproject.org
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