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|From:||Gary Berg-Cross <gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Wed, 4 May 2011 17:13:20 -0400|
Thanks for the elaborations. We are largely in agreement. I would further the conversation by following up the ontological-application relation. One context is below:
GBC>> The hydrological concepts are more basic and underlie the real world
>> phenomena at the river-stream level. For many applications they willJS>That depends on your application. If you happen to be a landscape
>> therefore organized things.
JS>designer, you might consider the common terms as useful ways to
JS>characterize the visual features in your design.
True, but I want to add the idea that we are increasingly interested in inter-related applications and shared data. This puts an additional requirement on ontologies. So in your example of an ontology for a house design and is data we may desire that the data interface with some of the data involved in a city design applications/models or earthquake applications models.
In the case of rivers etc. the USGS National Map includes a hydrology dataset (http://nhd.usgs.gov/). This is a digital vector dataset used by many geographic information systems (GIS). It contains features such as lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, canals, dams and streamgages. Besides GIS applications other apps may use the data or the GIS application of which disaster management is one class. There may be many applications in this class but some general hydrology principles MAY be useful across several of these. At least this is an interesting possibility to consider and investigate.
Gary Berg-Cross, Ph.D. gbergcross@xxxxxxxxx
NSF INTEROP Project
SOCoP Executive Secretary
On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 3:54 PM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Rich and Gary,
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