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Re: Data linking to Geonames

From: Peter DeVries <pete.devries@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 19:56:45 -0600
Message-ID: <3833bf630911181756x34120088oeaa3ae21f459d373@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Hi Bernard,

I link to Geonames in both my species, observation and location RDF.

At this point in time, the links in the species RDF make up the bulk of the

I am about to update my data, but here is a preview of the linking for each
species RDF (one of 15,863) that will be online later tonight.

There should be a new RDF dump available tomorrow Thursday November 18th.

It is helpful because it has potential to automatically make species list
for each tagged geonames id.

For instance, Mammals of the UK or Trees species expected in a particular

It is somewhat tricky to determine what should be "Expected", but I
generally assume if there are documented occurrences of a species in the
wild then it is listed as "Expected".

It sometimes leads to unexpected results as demonstrated by the introduced
population of about 50 wild Kangaroo's in the UK. :-)

- Pete

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On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com
> wrote:

> Hello all
> I would like to get updated estimation about the size of the linked data
> using geonames URIs (outside Geonames publication itself, of course).
> If you maintain public linked data using Geonames URIs, would you be kind
> enough to provide simply, either here or through private answer to me
> - name and address of the data
> - estimation of number of triples involving Geonames URI
> - any other detail you feel relevant about how those URIs are used (like,
> using the individual descriptions or the RDF dump)
> ... maybe Kingsley has a magic way to provide such figures through one of
> his magic URIs :)
> Also if you use Geonames URIs in non-public projects, I would also be happy
> to have the same kind of feedback (estimation of number of triples).
> Thanks!
> Bernard
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Pete DeVries
Department of Entomology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
445 Russell Laboratories
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
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