[OSM-talk] talk Digest, Vol 89, Issue 43
warren at muninn-project.org
Sat Jan 21 14:30:56 GMT 2012
I've been working on an ontology for graves and cemetery for use with
linked open data . Would there be any interest in setting up an LOD
gateway for grave data on the OSM?
On 19-Jan-12, at 6:00 AM, talk-request at openstreetmap.org wrote:
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> Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:49:42 +0000
> From: John Sturdy <jcg.sturdy at gmail.com>
> To: Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> Cc: Nick Hocking <nick.hocking at gmail.com>, talk at openstreetmap.org
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> On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 11:20 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
> <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> One problem I'd see around here is that this kind
>> of data is not very stable (usually the dead remain only for 20 years
>> in their graves, not for eternity, but this depends on the religion
>> and local culture).
> In ordinary UK churchyards and other cemeteries, the graves remain for
> centuries, and there are some gravestones and tombs still in place
> from several centuries ago.
>> Keeping this data in a separate layer is suboptimal: e.g. you will
>> have tombs in OSM and the graves in them in another layer, now if
>> someone moves the tombs (to improve the position) they would move the
>> dead out of their tombs. Very bad for your karma...
> I remember, from working on a project to encourage local authorities
> to use free / open source software, that there are specialized
> software packages for cemetery management. (These were a sticking
> point / excuse for inertia in FLOSS adoption, as they ran only on
> Windows.) It might be worth looking for existing standards as to what
> data is kept. There might also be existing databases that would be
> available for import (although I gather some of the OSM community
> isn't keen on bulk imports, but these will at least be fairly local).
> And perhaps local authorities who are starting to use OSM might be
> interested in using it to store their cemetery data.
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