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Re: UCR issue: phrasing of CRS requirement(s)

From: Peter Baumann <p.baumann@jacobs-university.de>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 22:35:03 +0200
Message-ID: <555A4CF7.1030306@jacobs-university.de>
To: "Svensson, Lars" <L.Svensson@dnb.de>, Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>, "Kerry.Taylor@csiro.au" <Kerry.Taylor@csiro.au>, "eparsons@google.com" <eparsons@google.com>, "janowicz@ucsb.edu" <janowicz@ucsb.edu>
CC: "public-sdw-wg@w3.org" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>

On 05/18/15 19:14, Svensson, Lars wrote:
> Raphaël,
> On Monday, May 18, 2015 5:23 PM, Raphaël Troncy wrote:
> [...]
>>> Can we take inspiration from the former one  (geo)  and admit
>>> alternative CRSs that must be identified by virtue of the ontology
>>> (and therefore namespace, assuming a 1-1 relationship) that is used?
>> +1! Note that CRS could also have stable URIs to use. The French
>> National Geographic Institute (IGN) aims to provide such stable URIs for
>> the numerous CRSs used by French authorities.
> I'd do s/could/SHOULD/ (in the sense of RFC 2119)
>>> This could do for  *referencing* a  CRS without ever needing a
>>> "default". For the *description" of a CRS, I would vote to defer that
>>> to the OGC by its existing methods, and I see no reason why that
>>> description needs to have a linked data representation,  beyond an
>>> ontology that permits its use.
>> Please, note that we have already a vocabulary for describing CRSs,
>> based on ISO 19111. It is available at http://data.ign.fr/def/ignf and
>> see
>> http://vowl.visualdataweb.org/webvowl/#iri=http://data.ign.fr/def/ignf
>> to see the description of the vocab in your favorite language.
> Do you think it would be possible to develop a XSL transformation to convert CRSs described in OGC-XML to RDF?

AFAIK there is some work by CSIRO in that direction -> Simon Cox.


> And an aside: It's funny to see that even if the CRS vocabulary [1] mainly uses French for comments/definitions etc., the local part of the IRIs are all in English. I wonder when someone dares to supply those parts in another language.
> Best,
> Lars

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