[tdwg-tag] time and space namespaces in Darwin Core

Peter DeVries pete.devries at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 10:57:11 CEST 2010

I agree. there are a number of tools that can interpret the geo: standard
and it is not as if the alternatives are more accurate.

I never understood why this issue is any different that having people
standardize on meters.

The issue of error can be dealt with with the addition of another field.

I think a better solution might be easy-to-use tools that let groups convert
their records to geo:lat and geo:long before submitting them.

- Pete

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 10:01 AM, joel sachs <jsachs at csee.umbc.edu> wrote:

> All,
> When representing observation records in RDF, there are advantages to using
> Dublin Core and Geo (http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos#)
> namespaces where possible. For example, if we use DC:date, and geo:lat,
> geo:long, instead of DwC:eventDate, DwC:lat, and DwC:long, then Linked Data
> browsers can automatically map the records, plot them on a timeline, etc.
> My question is: What are the disadvantages to doing this? (For example, is
> this going to break someone's DwC validator?)
> Thanks -
> Joel.

Pete DeVries
Department of Entomology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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