SEMANTIC DATABASE CARTOGRAPHY
[w003] workshop facilitated by Jo Walsh
packets - http://locative.net/2004/packet/
workshop will explore applications of 'locative packets', a metadata
description dreamt up at the locative workshop in Karosta, July 2003.
We use FOAF - the Friend of a Friend vocabulary - to describe networks
of people connectioned to spatial annotations, events, places, and organisations.
offer a short introduction to the 'semantic web' of machine-readable
pages - such as RSS feeds and FOAF files - demonstration of a 'data
aggregator' written for locative media at Karosta, which allows different
applications to share and exchange metadata.
hope to develop tools to build and share spatial 'ontologies' or taxonomies,
metadata descriptions which can connect traditional GIS (Geographic
Information Systems) with psychogeographic and narrative systems like
PML, and the 'aware' moblogging system. We have an infrastructure, and
want many interfaces!
We'll also cover some basic collaborative mapping techniques that should
give participants a good idea of what's available to write their own