Getty (couple of other details)
The Emperor <the_emperor at m...>
the_emperor at m...
Sun Dec 22 17:26:44 UTC 2002
--- In rdfweb-dev at yahoogroups.com, "jamescarlyle <jamescarlyle at t...>"
<jamescarlyle at t...> wrote:
> Even if the data itself can't be licensed, could the TGN be used in
> e.g. FOAF as a controlled vocabulary of places by referring to the
> geog_key in RDF statements?
Would it be a better idea to build an open source location so it
could be used in a WordNet kind of way? Start off by sketching out
the large units like countries and (in some areas states, etc.) and
then if people wanted to use it and their location wasn't listed then
they could add it and contribute to the building up of a
comprehensive resource. It would then be possible to drill further
down in location and identify buildings and streets (zip, postal
code, etc.?) if you so wanted.
It should be possible to draw up the idea and pitch it to SourceForge:
They give you a MySQL database and we'd really only need one table
with 8 or 9 fields. I could easily knock up something to do this -
the main work would be in drawing up the project details and deciding
on the information that would be required.
It could possibly be tied into other information like this Open
Source set of maps:
Just an idea ;)
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