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Re: Looking for a vocabulary for NUTS and LAU

From: Andreas Harth <harth@kit.edu>
Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:16:51 +0100
Message-ID: <5134E513.9050005@kit.edu>
To: Frans Knibbe | Geodan <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
CC: public-geosemweb@w3.org
Hi Frans,

On 28/02/13 10:21, Frans Knibbe | Geodan wrote:
> 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)

DBpedia would have a description for NUTS [1] in various languages,
probably also for LAU.

> 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.

I guess LAU would be too fine grained - note that we don't have
the LAU1(NUTS4)/LAU2(NUTS5) levels in [2], and only up to "level 4"
in GADM (e.g., [3]).

Properties that I currently know that encode administrative
levels (with integers as range) are:

* http://rdfdata.eionet.europa.eu/ramon/ontology/level
* http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/ontologies/geographic.rdf#level
* http://gadm.geovocab.org/ontology#level

Geonames has some properties for relating a Feature to their PPi
Features in higher levels:

* http://www.geonames.org/ontology#parentADM1
* http://www.geonames.org/ontology#parentADM2
* http://www.geonames.org/ontology#parentADM3
* http://www.geonames.org/ontology#parentADM4

> Does this make sense?

Yep, clearer now.  A small vocabulary with a few properties and classes
would be nifty.


[2] http://nuts.geovocab.org/
[3] http://gadm.geovocab.org/id/4_21954
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