[Tagging] tagging awards and ratings

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Fri Jul 27 00:45:02 BST 2012


On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 4:15 PM, Apollinaris Schöll <aschoell at gmail.com> wrote:
> Even linking is of questionable use. OSM should be turned into a replication
> of the whole info available in the internet. soon we will have a single POI
> with a link to Wikipedia, Michelin, Zagat, Facebook, their own native
> homepage, Tripadvisor, Google+, Linkedin, Twitter ...
> where will it end?
> And what is the advantage of having this in OSM. If I am interested I will
> definitely not rely on osm data but go directly to these 3rd party services

Linked data is not about linking to every possible source from one
source, but rather publishing your data as RDF thus allowing linkages
with other datasets. See here[1].
I don't think it gets much attention in the OSM community, and I don't
claim to know a whole lot about it, but the concept is applicable to
what you would want to do. Given, of course, that these third party
datasets are also available as RDF. In the brave new world, they will


[1] http://linkedgeodata.org/About

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