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Alignment of SSN and SOSA

From: <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 05:28:52 +0000
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I just created a little file containing an initial proposed mapping from SSN to SOSA and loaded it to a branch – see


I just followed the alignment shown here: https://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/wiki/Mapping_Table but expressed it more formally so all the alignments are cast as

ssn:XXX rdfs:subClassOf sosa:YYY .
ssn:vvv rdfs:subPropertyOf sosa:uuu .

except for one, which is the other way round because the definition in SOSA seemed to be more restricted than SSN.

sosa:hasValue rdfs:subPropertyOf ssn:hasValue ;

I think this matches the discussion today. I issued a pull-request.

In some cases it may be appropriate to replace rdfs:subClassOf with the stronger owl:equivalentClass.

This relates to ISSUE-37, ISSUE-49, ISSUE-88, ISSUE-102, ISSUE-115, ISSUE-139 .


From: Armin Haller [mailto:armin.haller@anu.edu.au]
Sent: Tuesday, 24 January, 2017 11:46
To: Kerry Taylor <kerry.taylor@anu.edu.au>; janowicz@ucsb.edu; Joshua Lieberman <jlieberman@tumblingwalls.com>
Cc: Rob Atkinson <rob@metalinkage.com.au>; Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>; public-sdw-wg@w3.org; Cox, Simon (L&W, Clayton) <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>
Subject: Re: ACTION-251: (ISSUE-88) write up how an ssn:platform and a sosa:platform are essentially the same, with an example (Spatial Data on the Web Working Group)

I can see rapid convergence here in this thread. …
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