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Re: Geo Spatial and time information

From: Hugh Glaser <hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2008 11:22:22 +0100
To: Cristiano Longo <cristiano.longo@tvblob.com>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C4C1DCEE.264A2%hg@ecs.soton.ac.uk>

Sounds good.
Being a bit brave and presumptuous, I would suggest that it would be good to
avoid putting the actual geo-location data in your KB.
I think the Linked Data (and Semantic Web?) way, is to find a KB that has
the geo-location of places, and then use those places (as URIs), at least
when possible, in your KB.
So places such as
http://dbpedia.org/About
http://www.geonames.org/ontology/
Or our http://unlocode.rkbexplorer.com/
All have URIs for places and then things like lat/long and name information
for the place, and these URIs can be resolved to get it.
Even if you can't use the remote data live, then you can usually download
the RDF to your own store, which will give you the possibility of being
webby later.
And, of course, it will all mean that you don't need to find out any of the
geo-location information yourself!
Good luck.
Hugh

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On 08/08/2008 10:28, "Cristiano Longo" <cristiano.longo@tvblob.com> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all, I'm setting up a knowlege base to store festivals and other
> folkloristic stuffs. So at first I need a vocaboulary (owl-dl) for
> geospatial information (countries - regions - cities  and coordinates of
> these items)  and  calendar ones  (when a festival start and stop).
>
> What is the state of the art for the representation of this kind of
> information in owl-dl?
>
> thanks in advance,
> Cristiano Longo
>
>
>
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