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

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:20:02 -0400
Message-ID: <4E6A2092.6060300@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 9/9/11 8:58 AM, Leigh Dodds wrote:
> 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

Leigh,

Can anyone access these datasets or must they obtain a kasabi account en 
route to authenticated access?

Kingsley
> 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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