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SDW plenary agenda item - Namespace for SOSA and SSN ontology

From: Armin Haller <armin.haller@anu.edu.au>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:34:58 +0000
To: "public-sdw-wg@w3.org" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <F057D522-D509-408D-B646-7E8B68288C54@anu.edu.au>
Dear all,

I have requested to put a voting on the use of one (common) or (at least two) different namespaces for the SOSA ontology on the agenda for our next SDW plenary.

If you have an opinion on this, please do have a close look at the two options on our Wiki page that outline the implementation implications of each option: https://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/wiki/NamespaceIssue

Just to clarify, we have, in the subgroup, already decided on using two ontology files, one for SOSA and one for SSN each with its own IRI and a separate storage location (URL). That is just common practice on the Linked Data Web. Both options assume that. What we now need to decide on is the use of one (common) namespace or (at least two) different namespaces for SOSA and SSN. Using one (common) namespace would be a relatively new approach on the Linked Data Web, but it can be justified by our approach to modularizing the SSN ontology. How each of the two options work technically is also outlined on the Wiki.

Kind regards,
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