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

Landon Blake lblake at ksninc.com
Tue Oct 5 18:52:57 PDT 2010

The geonames ontology looks like it might work for me. I'll read it over tomorrow. 

Thanks for the suggestion.


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On Oct 5, 2010, at 5:45 PM, "Ian Turton" <ijturton at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
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