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Core Location Pilot - Interconnecting Belgian address data

European public administrations maintain base registers with authentic address data. To date, the public sector has not yet tapped into the full potential of its base address registers. In Belgium, for example, the use of these base registers is impeded by fragmentation, heterogeneous data formats, and the lack of common Web identifierss. The Core Location Vocabulary and related INSPIRE data specifications on addresses can be applied to overcome this.

What must be done?

  1. Develop HTTP URI sets enabling addresses to be uniquely identified and looked up on the Web;
  2. Represent and harmonise existing address data using the aforementioned specifications;
  3. Deploy a linked data infrastructure providing a common interface to authentic sources using simple Web-based standards such as HTTP, XML, and RDF.


Example: Hoeilaart
Example: Watermael-Boitsfort
Example: La Hulpe

Download the report:

Report

Have a look at some URIs:

Administrative Unit: http://location.testproject.eu/id/administrative-unit/STATBEL/23033
Administrative Unit: http://location.testproject.eu/so/au/AdministrativeUnit/STATBEL/23033
Address: http://location.testproject.eu/id/address/AGIV/2000017467
Address: http://location.testproject.eu/so/ad/AddressRepresentation/AGIV/2000017467
Address: http://location.testproject.eu/id/address/CIRB/1232998
Address:http://location.testproject.eu/so/ad/AddressRepresentation/CIRB/1232998
Address: http://location.testproject.eu/id/address/SPW/451463
Address: http://location.testproject.eu/so/ad/AddressRepresentation/SPW/451463
Road: http://location.testproject.eu/id/road/RN/15601625
Road: http://location.testproject.eu/so/tn/Road/RN/10005081