Now that we have a large database of places on the Semantic Web, I want to link to my place from my FOAF file.
To find a place, go to geonames.org, enter the name in the search box, find the right place on the result page.
Click the small multicolored place markers near the left border (not the place name). A map will appear, with a marker and box showing the place.
The box contains a link “semantic web rdf”. Copy the link. That’s your place.
I added this triple to my personal RDF data:
<http://richard.cyganiak.de/foaf.rdf#cygri> foaf:based_near <http://ws.geonames.org/rdf?geonameId=2950159> .
Now, when I load my URI in Tabulator, it lets me navigate from my profile up the geographical hierarchy from the city of Berlin to the federal state of Berlin to the country of Germany to the continent of Europe.
I’m not perfectly happy with using
foaf:based_near, because I’m not based near Berlin, dammit, I’m based right in the middle of it. Is there a more appropriate and reasonably well-established property?