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January 14, 2016

Using Parliament for a GeoSPARQL query

On January 14, we continued to experiment with an internal installation of Parliament that provides a GeoSPARQL endpoint.



February 11, 2016


Using a Vocabulary Service for Secondary Metadata Validation


Peter Schweitzer has modified an online metadata validator to use the vocabulary services to check the accuracy of keywords in metadata fields. We will got a tour and discussed this outcome of the SWWG vocabulary services project.



March 10, 2016


The NERC Vocabulary Services at British Oceanographic Data Centre


Rob Thomas and Alexandra Kokkinaki gave us an overview of the vocabulary services at NERC ( and answered questions.



June 9, 2016

Discussion about progress on linked data and controlled vocabularies

Dalia reported that her group is moving toward a dedicated server and services for linked data, which she will be able to demonstrate soon. They will be using Fuseki, which does not support GeoSPARQL, but the triples they publish can be processed if a GeoSPARQL server links to them.

Unfortunately, word from Dave is that our experimental Parliament instance can no longer be maintained.

Discussion continued about the value of a bureau-wide effort to publish linked data. No solution was found, but we will pursue options within our offices and programs.

Leslie asked how the USGS Thesaurus is managed, and Peter gave us a tour of and

Fran, Peter, and Alan will present last year's controlled vocabulary project to the July 13 CDI WebEx.



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