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Re: Looking for a vocabulary for NUTS and LAU

From: Frans Knibbe | Geodan <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:21:48 +0100
Message-ID: <512F21AC.30508@geodan.nl>
To: harth@kit.edu
CC: public-geosemweb@w3.org
Hello Andreas,

On 28-2-2013 9:08, Andreas Harth wrote:
> Hi Frans,
>
> On 27/02/13 12:17, Frans Knibbe | Geodan wrote:
>> Thank you for the links. These are all vocabularies that describe
>> national administrative subdivisions. They are similar to the thing I am
>> trying to make. But what I am missing is a general description of what
>> NUTS and LAU are. If such a thing would exist, national descriptions
>> like these could refer to that general vocabulary, which would allow a
>> higher level of interoperability (e.g. compare regions with the same
>> NUTS level from several data sets).
>
> I'm not sure I understand what you're looking for.  Could you provide
> a text of how you would like to describe the NUTS dataset in natural
> language?
I have tried to explain in the first message of this thread, but I will 
try to elaborate.

What I think would be nice to have is a vocabulary that
1) explains what NUTS and LAU levels are (in all EU languages)
2) Provides national equivalents of those levels (like this table 
<http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/nuts_nomenclature/correspondence_tables/national_structures_eu> 
does).

Such a general vocabulary could be used to enrich datasets describing 
national administrative subdivisions and make it easier to link them.

Does this make sense?

Regards,
Frans
>
> Cheers,
> Andreas.
>
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