Geological Survey Austria launches thesaurus project by Helmut Nagy.
From the post:
Throughout the last year the Semantic Web Company team has supported the Geological Survey of Austria (GBA) in setting up their thesaurus project. It started with a workshop in summer 2010 where we discussed use cases for using semantic web technologies as means to fulfill the INSPIRE directive. Now in fall 2011 GBA published their first thesauri as Linked Data using PoolParty’s new Linked Data front-end.
The Thesaurus Project of the GBA aims to create controlled vocabularies for the semantic harmonization of map-based geodata. The content-related realization of this project is governed by the Thesaurus Editorial Team, which consists of domain experts from the Geological Survey of Austria. With the development of semantically and technically interoperable geo-data the Geological Survey of Austria implements its legal obligation defined by the EU-Directive 2007/2/EC INSPIRE and the national “Geodateninfrastrukturgesetz” (GeoDIG), respectively.
I wonder if their “controlled vocabularies” are going to map to the terminology used over the history of Europe, in maps, art, accounts, histories, and other recorded materials?
If not, I wonder if there would be any support to tie that history into current efforts or do they plan on simply cutting off the historical record and starting with their new thesaurus?