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Re: PROV-ISSUE-296 (TLebo): prov:Location rdfs:subClassOf wgs:SpatialThing ? [mapping prov-dm <-> prov-o]

From: Paul Groth <p.t.groth@vu.nl>
Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2013 16:47:57 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJCyKRoNVAQYrE6A3UwkuxDcE1cR1d=5=mO9oLybn25k5e2Jzw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu>
Cc: Provenance Working Group <public-prov-wg@w3.org>
Hi Tim

In general, I think somewhere along the line we decided that a mappings
based approach was better just so we could be absolutely precise about our
semantics.

cheers
Paul


On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 2:50 PM, Timothy Lebo <lebot@rpi.edu> wrote:

> I've closed this issue, after adding:
>
>
> http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/wiki/PROV-FAQ#Isn.27t_prov:Location_just_wgs:SpatialThing.3F
>
> I'm not sure I have a good answer for why we didn't reuse
> wgs:SpatialThing. :-/
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
>
>
> "Anything with spatial extent, i.e. size, shape, or position. e.g. people,
> places, bowling balls, as well as abstract areas like cubes."
> "A location can be an identifiable geographic place (ISO 19112), but it
> can also be a non-geographic place such as a directory, row, or column."
>
>
> As a semantic web person, it's hard for me to argue against reusing
> existing classes that have so much similarity.
> To be honest, it think it was mostly a practical issue, since it caused
> more complication for the WG to complete the PROV-O design.
> But, I doubt that's something that we want to admit :-)
>
> Regards,
> Tim
>
>
>
>
> On Mar 5, 2012, at 9:36 AM, Provenance Working Group Issue Tracker <
> sysbot+tracker@w3.org> wrote:
>
> > PROV-ISSUE-296 (TLebo): prov:Location rdfs:subClassOf wgs:SpatialThing ?
> [mapping prov-dm <-> prov-o]
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2011/prov/track/issues/296
> >
> > Raised by: Timothy Lebo
> > On product: mapping prov-dm <-> prov-o
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos#SpatialThing is
> >
> > "Anything with spatial extent, i.e. size, shape, or position.
> > e.g. people, places, bowling balls, as well as abstract areas like
> cubes."
> >
> > -Tim
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>


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