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Re: Geonames oddities

From: Yves Raimond <yves.raimond@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:14:05 +0100
Message-ID: <82593ac00907220614x73d59944p4e513893b324fa5b@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Goodwin <John.Goodwin@ordnancesurvey.co.uk>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
Hello!

>
> Hi,
>
> I was looking at geonames the other day... If you look at the RDF for
> England:
>
> http://sws.geonames.org/6269131/about.rdf
>
> you'll see it has a parentFeature relationship that points to UK (fair
> enough).
>
> But, the childrenFeatures relationship then points to an RDF file
>
> http://sws.geonames.org/6269131/contains.rdf
>
> that contains a list of features. This seems (to me) to be a very odd way of
> doing things? Anyone else?


Yes, I got surprised by that as well. However, I don't think it is
wrong though - the childrenFeatures point to a document (similar to
seeAlso), which holds a list of children features.

Cheers!
y

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