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

From: Paul Wilton <paul.wilton@ontoba.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 15:49:47 +0100
Message-ID: <CALer3ua96XSWsX=y88QjGC=fFi75T24BV0LWGfT-_bcaOenWgg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "M. Scott Marshall" <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-lod@w3.org community" <public-lod@w3.org>, Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>, Sarven Capadisli <info@csarven.ca>
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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