RE: Ontology Core Concepts

Michael, others:

Thanks for the summary page. 

A couple of comments - 
1. bundling the 'where it is and what it is' together is consistent with the
idea that sensors make observations concerning 'features' from a (usually)
domain-specific 'application schema'. Features have various properties,
where properties may be grouped with a 'feature type'. This is as described
in ISO 19109.   
2. I suspect that 'sampling' (in the general sense, not just physical
samples!) will need to be considered. Sampling intermediates between
obsevations and real-world-features. In O&M Part 2 we found a
sampling-features model very effective in solving many of the issues
associated with platforms, deployments, transects, etc. 

Simon Cox

European Commission, Joint Research Centre, 
Institute for Environment and Sustainability, 
Spatial Data Infrastructures Unit, TP 262 
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Tel: +39 0332 78 3652
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Subject: Ontology Core Concepts

I added a page to the wiki on the core concepts that are present across a
number of the sensor ontologies and how the CSIRO ontology organises these.


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Hi all,

This is just a reminder that our regular weekly telephone conference ('week
b') will be tomorrow:

Tuesday 13:00-14:00 UTC (9:00am-10:00am Boston local) Your time:

Zakim Bridge +1.617.761.6200, conference 7769 ("SSNX")
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Summary of Action Items

[NEW] ACTION: Michael to add a page to wiki regarding the ontology [recorded

[Action] all to discuss the core concepts of the ontology

[Action] all to discuss the usecase in two weeks


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