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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)

From: Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:15:25 +0100
To: janowicz@ucsb.edu, Kerry Taylor <kerry.taylor@anu.edu.au>, Rob Atkinson <rob@metalinkage.com.au>, Raúl García Castro <rgarcia@fi.upm.es>, "public-sdw-wg@w3.org" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>, "Cox, Simon (CESRE, Kensington)" <Simon.Cox@csiro.au>, Armin Haller <armin.haller@anu.edu.au>
Message-ID: <36d426e0-839f-b52b-bf46-63918d9c6714@eurecom.fr>
> Yes, you are right. I am trying to make a broader argument to prevent us
> from having to revisit the discussion over and over again. As far as the
> specific platform example is concerned, we can simply use the
> sosa:platform in the SSN ontology and thus only have one class and
> therefore no confusion among developers (this would be just like using
> DC or FOAF and so forth). We cannot do it the other way around as SOSA
> does not import SSN. The effect is the same: there is only one platform
> class with the same description and no confusion.

I may agree with this argument if i) sosa:Platform was an "established" 
and used concept *and* if ii) ssn:Platform didn't exist already but we 
have nearly the exact opposite situation here! I would rather suggest to 
stop re-inventing the wheel.


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