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Question: Authoritative URIs for Geo locations? Multi-lingual labels?

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 16:38:57 +0200
Message-ID: <CACHzV2PCLJ7OVSHY9-UDQkSTLian84o-12M5utj+vFfJxDoDUw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>
Cc: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
It seems that dbpedia is a de facto source of URIs for geographical
place names. I would expect to find a more specialized source. I think
that I saw one mentioned here in the last few months. Are there
alternatives that are possible more fine-grained or designed
specifically for geo data? With multi-lingual labels? Perhaps somebody
has kept track of the options on a website?

-Scott

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M. Scott Marshall
http://staff.science.uva.nl/~marshall

On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 3:07 PM, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 14:01 +0100, Sarven Capadisli wrote:
>> On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 14:07 +0200, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> > # Using RDFa (not implemented in browsers)
>> >
>> >
>> > <ul xmlns:geo="http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos#" id="places-rdfa">
>> >     <li><span
>> >         about="http://www.dbpedia.org/resource/Montreal"
>> >         geo:lat_long="45.5,-73.666667">Montréal</span>, Canada</li>
>> >     <li><span
>> >         about="http://www.dbpedia.org/resource/Paris"
>> >         geo:lat_long="48.856578,2.351828">Paris</span>, France</li>
>> > </ul>
>> >
>> > * Issue: Latitude and Longitude not separated
>> >   (have to parse them with regex in JS)
>> > * Issue: xmlns with <!doctype html>
>> >
>> >
>> > # Question
>> >
>> > On RDFa vocabulary, I would really like a solution with geo:lat and geo:long, Ideas?
>>
>> Am I overlooking something obvious here? There is lat, long properties
>> in wgs84 vocab. So,
>>
>> <span about="http://dbpedia.org/resource/Montreal">
>>     <span property="geo:lat"
>>           content="45.5"
>>           datatype="xsd:float"></span>
>>     <span property="geo:lat"
>>           content="-73.666667"
>>           datatype="xsd:float"></span>
>>     Montreal
>> </span>
>>
>> Tabbed for readability. You might need to get rid of whitespace.
>>
>> -Sarven
>
> Better yet:
>
> <li about="http://dbpedia.org/resource/Montreal">
>    <span property="geo:lat"
> ...
>
>
> -Sarven
Received on Thursday, 8 September 2011 14:39:25 UTC

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