SMW stories, real and imagined, from at least three geoscience wikis
|SMWCon Spring 2014|
|SMW stories, real and imagined, from at least three geoscience wikis|
|Description:||I will share some of the applications of SMW I've been experimenting with, and plan to experiment with.|
The geoscience community — and I'm really just talking about applied/industrial geology and geophysics — suddenly has three public wikis, not including Wikipedia: AAPG Wiki, SEG Wiki, and SubSurfWiki. This is probably unsustainable, but for now we have the chance to build some great content and a passionate user community... and some awesome repositories of semantic data. Besides these public wikis, there are various corporate, proprietary wikis with deep geoscience content.
I will share some of the applications of SMW I've been experimenting with, and plan to experiment with. These include:
- Unit conversion.
- Catalogs of courses, books, and such.
- Museum-like catalogs of artifacts, biographies, and so on.
- Atlases of geological entities, e.g. rocks, outcrops, etc.
- User metadata.
Some of the themes and functionality I'm most interested in and/or looking for help with:
- Updating properties from the web, e.g. to update currency conversion factors in near-real-time.
- Semantic Interwikis, e.g. querying properties across wikis.
- Spatial data beyond mere points, e.g. lines and polygons.
- Storing data about data, e.g. uncertainty ranges or citations.
Caveat lector: I expect and intend to get more out of my contribution than anyone else does.
Pre-conference feedback is most welcome — if there's anything in particular I should be focusing on.