[OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Representing Places With Intelligent URLs

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Tue Oct 5 17:23:41 PDT 2010

Yeah, yeah, yeah, but if we could just get enough people to all submit data for their own local areas using arbitrary free-form textual tags and maybe provide a voting mechanism for the best submissions, then we could...

Oh, wait -- never mind.


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From: discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Paul Ramsey
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 5:19 PM
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Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Representing Places With Intelligent URLs

"All attempts to construct simple ontologies end up reinventing RDF" .. ?

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 5:12 PM, Christopher Schmidt <crschmidt at crschmidt.net> wrote:

> How about the fact that although some counties contain cities, some 
> cities exist over the border between multiple counties, and other 
> counties are *contained* by cities? (Queens, Manhattan, etc.)
> How about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dysart_et_al,_Ontario?
> Any effort to turn the real world into a standard hierarchy will fail, 
> because the world is Fuzzier than you realize.
> -- Chris
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