[openstreetmap-website] Added RDFa support for browse/node (#173)

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sun Dec 2 19:42:59 GMT 2012


On 02.12.2012 13:08, Tom Morris wrote:
> Well, the main benefit I see RDFa implementation providing is being able
> to link OpenStreetMap data together with other published online datasets
> like dbpedia <http://dbpedia.org>. Being able to explicitly declare
> equivalencies (e.g. that the river Thames
> <http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/8125890> is the same as the
> river Thames <http://dbpedia.org/resource/River_Thames>).

In that case, using OSM object IDs is not the right approach as they are 
not stable.

"Stable IDs" is a discussion we've been having for years, and Roland 
Olbricht has implemented something like that in Overpass (see 

Simply slapping RDF on top of our database and thereby declaring our 
existing IDs permanent doesn't cut it. 
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/8125890 could be the River 
Thames today, and a nearby house tomorrow. It would be foolish to link 
to objects from the outside by their ID; a software solution like 
Roland's is required to make this work reliably.


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