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

From: Patrick Durusau <patrick@durusau.net>
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2011 10:45:32 -0400
Message-ID: <4E6A268C.5020102@durusau.net>
To: public-lod@w3.org
Kingsley,

On 09/09/2011 10:20 AM, Kingsley Idehen wrote:
> 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?
>
Been a while. ;-)

 From the Kasabi FAQ:

> Why do you require API Keys?
>
> An important part of Kasabi is letting data providers explore the 
> potential (commercial and utility) of their data. API Keys let us 
> track the actual usage of each dataset and API, giving us the ability 
> to provide stats to the data providers and curators. With these stats, 
> they are in a better position to understand how their data is being 
> used, and to what extent it's being picked up.
>

also relevant:

> Can I download a dataset?
>
> No. Kasabi is a hosted service, and downloading data isn't a feature 
> we're planning to support. The reasoning behind this is partly for 
> data providers to be able to see how their data is being used, and 
> partly because we see Kasabi's role in curation as being a valuable 
> aspect of the marketplace. We can't keep download versions up to date, 
> for example. Data providers may make datasets available for download 
> on their own terms, but not via Kasabi.
>

Hope you are looking forward to a great weekend!

Patrick


> 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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