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

From: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:58:13 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJgK0KHkZA0VpFNN_9mQkQoLg_kxH657r-nmrLbjNu81T7JT9g@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,

As well as the others already mentioned there's also Yahoo Geoplanet:

http://beta.kasabi.com/dataset/yahoo-geoplanet

This has multi-lingual labels and is cross-linked to the Ordnance
Survey data, Dbpedia, but that could be improved.

As for a list, there are currently 34 geography related datasets
listed in Kasabi here:

http://beta.kasabi.com/browse/datasets/results/og_category%3A147

Cheers,

L.

On 8 September 2011 15:38, 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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