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Re: Need help mapping two letter country code to URI

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 23:09:15 +0100
Message-ID: <eb19f3360911091409r2aec3118vbafeb3c8ca3b7823@mail.gmail.com>
To: Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com>
Cc: Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>
On Mon, Nov 9, 2009 at 10:47 PM, Aldo Bucchi <aldo.bucchi@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I found a dataset that represents countries as two letter country
> codes: DK, FI, NO, SE, UK.
> I would like to turn these into URIs of the actual countries they represent.
>
> ( I have no idea on whether this follows an ISO standard or is just
> some private key in this system ).
>
> Any ideas on a set of candidata URIs? I would like to run a complete
> coverage test and take care I don't introduce distortion ( that is
> pretty easy by doing some heuristic tests against labels, etc ).
>
> There are some border cases that suggest this isn't ISO3166-1, but I
> am not sure yet. ( and if it were, which widely used URIs are based on
> this standard? ).

http://www.fao.org/countryprofiles/geoinfo.asp might have something
useful for you?

Dan
Received on Monday, 9 November 2009 22:09:58 UTC

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