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1. Geopolitical OntologyMarta Iglesias SucasasFAO 8 thAOS WorkshopSession I: Ontology/Metadata Applications 2. Presentation roadmap

  • Background
  • Requirements for managing geopolitical data
  • Ontology implementation
  • Use case

3. Background

  • The FAO Country Profiles (2002-2004)
    • www.fao.org/countryprofiles

4. Requirements FAO systems

  • Interoperability: systems exchange and share data
  • Maintenance: names, codes, relationships
  • Dynamics: manage historical changes

5. Requirements information types

  • Territories:
    • Self-governing:
      • countries, nations, states
    • Non-self-governing
      • Gibraltar, Greenland
    • Disputed
    • Other
  • Groups:
    • geographic:
      • Europe, Asia, Oceania
    • economic:
      • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
    • organizations
      • FAO, WHO
    • special groups:
      • Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries (LIFDC)

6. Requirements data

  • Names
    • official and short names:
      • Arabic,
      • Chinese,
      • English,
      • French,
      • Spanish,
      • other....
  • Codes
    • UN code M49
    • ISO-3166 Alpha-2 and Alpha-3
    • UNDP code
    • GAUL code
    • FAOSTAT
    • AGROVOC
  • Coordinates
    • Max, Min Latitude
    • Max, Min Longitude

7. Requirements dynamics

  • To track historical changes

West Germany East Germany Germany From 1990 to present Czech Republic Slovakia Czechoslovakia From1993to present 8. Requirements - neighboring territories

  • To compare data on certain subjects
    • India neighboring countries: Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan

9. Implementation

  • The Geopolitical ontology:
    • HTML generatedbrowsableversion

10. Use Case description

  • Geopolitical ontology
  • FAO Country profiles
    • Value-added by providing access to neighboring or groups information

13. Credits

  • FAO participants in various aspects of this project:
    • Bruno Altobelli, Caterina Caracciolo, Ingrid Alldrit, Johannes Keizer, Marta Iglesias Sucasas, Soonho Kim, Virginie Viollier.
  • With the cooperation of:
    • GDAAS

14. Thanks for your attention

  • More information:
    • www.fao.org /aims/
    • www.fao.org/countryprofiles/