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RDF Schema for Locations

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 17:03:21 -0000
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To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
It has always occured to me that things in real life and things on the Web
are different becuse real things have latitudes and longitudes, and things
on the Web have URIs. If you want to point something out for real on the
Web, then you need some kind of RDF Schema for expressing locations. Tim
Berners-Lee, in his recent Semantic Web presentation [1], used an example
[2] of such a schema, and with a g: namespace prefix he invented "g:zip",
"g:lat", & "g:long". I have written an RDF Schema [3] for this with the
namespace http://uwimp.com/geordf/ and added a country property. Feel free
to use this namespace anytime that you need to use a latitude, longitude,
postal code, or country properties.

[1] http://www.w3.org/2000/Talks/1206-xml2k-tbl/
[2] http://www.w3.org/2000/Talks/1206-xml2k-tbl/slide7-0.html
[3] http://uwimp.com/geordf/geordf.rdf

Inspiration from: http://geoid.org/

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
http://www.mysterylights.com/sbp/
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ [ERT/GL/PF]
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.
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