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

From: Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 15:53:52 +0100
To: Paul Wilton <paul.wilton@ontoba.com>
Cc: "M. Scott Marshall" <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>, "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
Message-ID: <1315493632.2035.68.camel@csarven-laptop>
Here is a nice:

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Montreal> owl:sameAs
<http://sws.geonames.org/6077244/> .

http://sws.geonames.org/6077244/ doesn't provide more labels however.

-Sarven

On Thu, 2011-09-08 at 15:49 +0100, Paul Wilton wrote:
> Hi Scott
> http://www.geonames.org is a good source of global Geospatial RDF
> linked data - it is a very large global dataset 
> 
> 
> For the UK:  http://data.ordnancesurvey.co.uk  is a good option
> 
> 
> freebase also has a large global geospatial dataset
> 
> 
> 
> cheers
> Paul
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 3:38 PM, M. Scott Marshall
> <mscottmarshall@gmail.com> wrote:
>         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
>         
>         --
>         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
>         
> 
> 
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