Community Access Namespace

Temporal Coverage Datasets in XML


Standards compatible with identification of Communities are different from those used for the identification of individual persons.

  • Resource Management is engineering, not science. There are no natural laws governing the distribution of resources within Communities although there is general agreement that resources should be allocated fairly. Resource Management is therefore goal orientated. When these goals are quantified, the result shows progress toward the goal, and not an experimental consequence of a natural law. Science is not seasonal, although engineering, including "Social Engineering" is.
  • Privacy and Anonymity are not Community identification issues. These are however concerns of individual persons. So, Community metadata must not locate individuals or Agents, including visiting Agents.
  • The smallest Community has zero members, and exactly one Agent. Strawmen of the World, disperse! You have nothing to lose, but your mobile device signal strength! A set of gridpoints must be complete. The SKOS Open World Assumption applies to individual members, but not to (virtual) Communities. A Semantic Agent represents a (virtual) Community, with a finite range of destinations (and therefore of travel).
  • Discovery methods are different. Existing Communities obtain their identity in many ways, often from Authorities with an arbitrary hierarchy, for example, the Local Government name for a National Government name. In contrast, individual persons are known by their relationships to existing Communities. The presumption of a "Silent Majority" of virtual members for every existing Community defeats the logic of Crowdsourcing.
  • The results of human activity are global. Community concerns, efforts and strategies often depend upon metrics of regions independent of the current location of Community members.
  • Community Resources are timely. Community culture and habits are nonetheless determined by short term local metrics. Work and Leisure Time activities are seasonal. And not only seasonal, but daily (point-in-time).

The namespace for Temporal Coverage Datasets (xmlns:poi) is:

The Resource Definition Format Schema (xmlns:rdfs) should also be declared:


Temporal Coverage involves a collection of data values unique to a date, and Community (Point of Interest).


This is an instance of poi:Collection.

The intent is to permit and facilitate virtual travel to virtual locations (other Communities). To do this, Communities can allow for anonymous visitors to their commons when the physical dimensions are well known in any case. Invasions of any sort, are an entirely different matter. Community Charters are not suicide-pacts, either.

Required Attribute: poi:id

This is a Place Label.

This is a quoted string. As an identifier, it must be globally unique to the collection and the name space.

The string may resolve to a local directory structure. A constant may be pre-pended to improve readability.

For example:

  • United States, States/Territories - (([United States].)?)[State].[County].[County Seat]
  • United States Wildlife Refuges - (([United States].[Wildlife Refuge].)?)[State].[County].[Place Name]
  • Any Land - (([World Region].)?)[Country].[Statistical Subdivision].[Place Name]
  • European Union - (([World Region].[EU].)?)[Country].[Statistical Subdivision].[Place Name]
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site - [Country].[Statistical Subdivision].[Place Name]


Day number of the year. Integer(365-366)

Required Attribute: rdfs:label


Date. Date (MMM DD, YYYY)

Required Attribute: rdfs:label


Daylight Saving Time. Decimal (0.00-1.00)

Required Attribute: rdfs:label


Beginning of Civil Twilight, sunrise. Time (HH:MM:SS)

Required Attribute: rdfs:label


Solar Noon. Time (HH:MM:SS)

Required Attribute: rdfs:label