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

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at nescent.org
Fri Aug 6 18:40:48 CEST 2010

Shouldn't the RDF for DwC link DwC:lat to geo:lat (using some subtype  
or better yet equivalency relation)? And shouldn't hence Linked Data  
browsers be able to use DwC:lat in the same way as geo:lat?


On Aug 6, 2010, at 11:01 AM, joel sachs 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.

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