Re: sinkholes schema


Sounds like an interesting use case.

I share your concern about the use of Emergency as currently it is defined
as an enumeration value for a type of MedicalSpecialty.  What you describe
is more related to an emergency event.

However as Jim points out, Landform is probably a good area to start for
defining a Sinkhole type.

Following your thinking it feels like there might be a need for a
geological/natural event type which could be linked to associated LandForm
types so that events like the appearance of a sinkhole, volcanic eruption,
tsunami, meteor strike, etc. could be described.

As to working with Schema, there will be improved documentation in the next
[imminent] release.  You can preview here:

I would also point you at a 3 part blog post series I produced [1


Richard Wallis
Founder, Data Liberate
Twitter: @rjw

On 3 May 2016 at 12:44, Jim Goodell <> wrote:

> PDM,
> I don’t claim to have any knowledge of this area, but would think Thing
> <> > Place <> > Landform
> <> is the appropriate type for
> sinkholes.
> jim
> From: <> on behalf of Paola Di Maio <
> Reply-To: <>
> Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 7:30 AM
> To: W3C Web Schemas Task Force <>
> Subject: sinkholes schema
> Resent-From: <>
> Resent-Date: Tue, 03 May 2016 11:31:21 +0000
> Greetings
> I am working on two versions of an online map of sinkholes autogenerated
> by RSS feeds from news alerts
> The most advanced version of the system would extract certain data from
> the feed (location, size, depth, cause etc), It came to mind that it would
> be useful to  have a sinkhole data schema  to start with
> Checked the <> and found 'emergency' which
> could (or could not) be a top level category for sinkholes
> However, noted that emergency in is classified as a medical
> event. That would not do
> So, I wonder if others see the need to bump up 'emergency' to be a broad
> term for various types of emergency (medical being one of them)  and if
> this makes sense in this project, and how to do that?
> alternatively, I could propose a different type of top level term
> such as 'geological occurrance' and stick the sinkhole uner that, but
> would that make sense?
> secondly, have not yet found out how to create a new schema
> (browsed the documentation but there is no entry on
> how to start a new schema). have I just not seen it?
> pointers welcome
> thankz

Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2016 12:01:35 UTC