[ckan-discuss] Starting to populate datacatalogs.org
martin.alvarez at fundacionctic.org
Thu Jun 23 15:18:10 BST 2011
The optional field called spatial coverage coords would be enough. Even,
it could be a pair of "lat,long" values (e.g., "38.36000,141.07546").
The URI field is more complex, but it would add added value to the
representation. With the Geonames URI we can get information about the
granularity of the spatial feature (city, region, country, continent,
etc.). It also could be useful to enrich the data. Also, it contains the
rest of the spatial fields values (label, countryCode, coords, etc.).
On 23/06/11 15:54, John Glover wrote:
> Hi Martin,
> Yes that's a good point and we did consider that, but I opted to keep
> things simple initially. We could add another optional field called
> spatial coverage coords or something like that to allow people to
> enter GeoJSON data for a catalog (as described for datasets in this
> discussion: http://lists.okfn.org/pipermail/ckan-discuss/2011-May/001314.html).
> Would this suffice? Or we could also add a URI field if people think
> that is the way to go, nothing is set in stone at present.
> On 23 June 2011 14:35, Martin Alvarez-Espinar
> <martin.alvarez at fundacionctic.org> wrote:
>> Hello John,
>> I think that all these metadata are right, but if we liked representing the
>> information about catalogs on a map we would need the coordinates of the
>> spatial coverage.
>> I suppose we could use the spatial field, but it can be input as ambiguous
>> text. The spatial code is enough for the country, but we cannot represent a
>> region or city. If we specify coordinates to represent the spatial coverage,
>> the development of mashups will be easier.
>> In CTIC's catalog, we use another approach. We rely on geonames to identify
>> the places with just an URI. I know that this could be more complex.
>> What do you think?
>> On 22/06/11 18:56, John Glover wrote:
>>> Descriptions of each field in the spreadsheet that Jonathan linked to
>>> can be found here:
>>> On 22 June 2011 17:50, Jonathan Gray<jonathan.gray at okfn.org> wrote:
>>>> John, Martin: could you guys add your data catalogue metadata to the
>>>> spreadsheet below in the format shown? Please let me know either way
>>>> at your earliest convenience so we can make sure and stay on schedule
>>>> for the launch next week!
>>>> And could you also send me high resolution copies of your logos for
>>>> the about page? I'm going to email a few other people about being
>>>> official partners for this now.
>>>> All the best,
>>> ckan-discuss mailing list
>>> ckan-discuss at lists.okfn.org
>> Martín Álvarez Espinar
>> Fundación CTIC
>> Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gijón
>> c/ Ada Byron, 39 Edificio Centros Tecnológicos
>> 33203 Gijón - Asturias - España
>> Tel.: +34 984 29 12 12
>> Fax: +34 984 39 06 12
>> E-mail: martin.alvarez at fundacionctic.org
>> Política de Privacidad: http://www.fundacionctic.org/privacidad
Martín Álvarez Espinar
Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gijón
c/ Ada Byron, 39 Edificio Centros Tecnológicos
33203 Gijón - Asturias - España
Tel.: +34 984 29 12 12
Fax: +34 984 39 06 12
E-mail: martin.alvarez at fundacionctic.org
Política de Privacidad: http://www.fundacionctic.org/privacidad
More information about the ckan-discuss