[rdfweb-dev] updated geoonion vocab - feedback welcomed

Graham Klyne GK at ninebynine.org
Mon Sep 22 12:01:11 UTC 2003

At 22:40 20/09/03 -0400, Dan Brickley wrote:
>people, places, food, mobile phones, gps, audio/multimedia,
>annotations... did I mention lately that everything's connected?

Do we have an RDF linking of these various vocabularies anywhere?


At 22:40 20/09/03 -0400, Dan Brickley wrote:
>As some of you know, we have a little geo vocab in a w3c
>namespace, not standards-track but just to help move things along...
>it has lat/long/alt properties and classes for Point and SpatialThing,
>ie. very minimalistic.
>http://esw.w3.org/topic/GeoInfo and
>http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/ have details.
>I'm interested in finding similar minimalistic conventions for hooking
>descriptions of points up to more socially interesting things, and
>have on and off been playing with a vocab for this, in discussion w/
>zool, damian and others.
>http://esw.w3.org/topic/GeoOnion has what little detail there is. I have
>today updated the draft in the wiki, with a couple of sample scales
>(powers of 5, and of 3, with metres as the unit).
>I'm looking for a bit of sanity checking on this, then maybe its time
>to create a namespace and schema for it.
>The FOAF connection: it should come in handy for stuff like photo
>annotation, describing in more detail where things are (either in
>realtime, per http://rdfweb.org/topic/FoafMobile) or as an elaboration of
>the http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/#term_based_near concept. It should be
>useful for describing local small businesses and 'postcard in
>shop window' buy/sell apps. The trick is to pick the right scale, units
>etc so the circles are usefully space.
>I'd also love an SVG visualization of this. "Show me restaurants within
>5^5 metres from <here>" etc., again with the mobile/gps use cases...
>Following up the Foodie use case, more notes and data (Grubstreet,
>ChefMoz etc) on that can also be found in the ESW wiki,
>"play me audio reviews of restaurants within 5^4 metres that serve
>vegetarian food, where the reviewer was vegetarian..."
>previous notes on related use case:
>         http://rdfweb.org/pipermail/rdfweb-dev/2002-December/001408.html
>         foaf use case: vegetarian / airline bookings
>         and prev vocab for that bit: 
> http://www.cs.umd.edu/~golbeck/daml/vegetarian.daml
>people, places, food, mobile phones, gps, audio/multimedia,
>annotations... did I mention lately that everything's connected?
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Graham Klyne
GK at NineByNine.org

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