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

Ian Turton ijturton at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 17:47:55 PDT 2010

On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 8:39 PM, Christopher Schmidt
<crschmidt at crschmidt.net> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 05:18:47PM -0700, Paul Ramsey wrote:
>> "All attempts to construct simple ontologies end up reinventing RDF" .. ?
> That was actually my first thought when I saw this: "Hey look,
> someone else reinventing RDFa!" :)
> Seriously, I say this with a bit of knowledge; I mean, after all,
> I sort of work on making places searchable on maps. For a company
> with a pretty big set of data about the hierarchy of the world.
> It's a lot fuzzier than you think :)
> Also, Landon, I do highly recommend looking into RDF -- specifically,
> RDFa -- because I think it's heading in a very similar direction to
> what you're describing, without the need for some all-world-hierarchy
> to tie it to, which might actually help you get a bit further.

You might want to look at http://www.geonames.org/ontology/ which RDFs
the GeoNames database.

Ian Turton

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