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Ontologies (1):

Territorial Statistical Nomenclature Ontology

Classes (9):

Level , Nomenclature , NomenclatureFeature , NomenclatureVersion , Territory , TerritoryVersion , TSNComponent , Unit , Version

Properties (22):

belongsToLevel , belongsToNomenclatureVersion , covers , hasAcronym , hasDescription , hasGeometry , hasIdentifier , hasLevel , hasLowerLevel , hasName , hasSubUnit , hasSuperUnit , hasUnit , hasUpperLevel , hasVersion , isCoveredBy , isPredecessorOf , isSuccessorOf , isVersionOf , referencePeriod , versionRights , versionSource


Glossary (32 entries)

Abstract

We present in this document the TSN Ontology (Territorial Statistical Nomenclature Ontology) to describe any Territorial Statistical Nomenclature (i.e., partitions of space into territorial units (e.g. administrative, electoral, statistical units)).

Please consult also the TSN-Change Ontology at http://purl.org/net/tsnchange#

Diagram of the ontology

TSN Components TSN Component


TSN Feature TSN Feature


TSN main classes and predicates (focus on the spatial and temporal dimensions of the ontology) TSN main classes and predicates (focus on the spatial and temporal dimensions of the ontology)


TSN levels example (representation of the levels of the NUTS TSN) TSN levels example (representation of the levels of the NUTS TSN)


TSN versions example (representation of the evolution of the European Union territory and of the TSN that cover it) TSN versions example (representation of the evolution of the European Union territory and of the TSN that cover it)

Ontologies

Territorial Statistical Nomenclature Ontology

Territorial Statistical Nomenclature Ontology (Ontology) VC Definition

This RDF ontology allows describing any Territorial Statistical Nomenclature (i.e., partition of the territory) used as a support to the collect of statistical data that describe this territory in terms of population, unemployement rate, transport access, etc.

Version Control information

Version
1.0
Last modified
Issued
Creators
Publishers
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Definition

The URI of this ontology is http://purl.org/net/tsn#


Preferred Namespace URI
http://purl.org/net/tsn#
Preferred Prefix
tsn

Classes

Level , Nomenclature , NomenclatureFeature , NomenclatureVersion , Territory , TerritoryVersion , TSNComponent , Unit , Version

Level (RDFS Class) Definition In use

A Territorial Statistical Nomenclature may define various levels of observation of the territory (e.g., region or district levels)

Definition

The URI of this class is http://purl.org/net/tsn#Level


This class is a sub class of TSNComponent

Nomenclature (RDFS Class) Definition

A Territorial Statistical Nomenclature (i.e., Nomenclature resource) is an abstract representation of the subdivisions of a territory into Levels and Territorial Units. A Nomenclature can be seen as a hierarchy of sets of Units with at least one Level. It is designed to answer administrative, electoral and especially statistical needs. As for territories, the boundaries of territorial units are subject to change, resulting in creation of new nomenclature versions.

Definition

The URI of this class is http://purl.org/net/tsn#Nomenclature


This class is a sub class of TSNComponent

NomenclatureFeature (RDFS Class) Definition In use

The class NomenclatureFeature is the Superclass of any TSNComponent that can have a spatial representation. It is a subclass of the geo:Feature concept in the OGC Geosparql ontology (please consult http://www.opengis.net/ont/geosparql#Feature for a definition of this concept)

Definition

The URI of this class is http://purl.org/net/tsn#NomenclatureFeature


This class is a sub class of http://www.opengis.net/ont/geosparql#Feature TSNComponent
This class is a super class of TerritoryVersion Unit

In use

This class is used in hasGeometry

NomenclatureVersion (RDFS Class) Definition In use

A NomenclatureVersion resource represents a unique state of a Nomenclature resource that is stable for an indicated period of time. Stability makes sure that statistical data refers to the same territorial unit for a certain period of time (source http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/nuts/history). Nevertheless, the subdivisions of a territory may change after territorial changes (e.g., variation of the population rate leads to modification of a nomenclature that construct its Territorial Units on that criteria), resulting in new version of the subdivisions and of the Nomenclature resource.

Definition

The URI of this class is http://purl.org/net/tsn#NomenclatureVersion


This class is a sub class of Version

Territory (RDFS Class) Definition

A territory is an abstract representation of a portion of geographic space that is claimed or occupied by a person or group of persons or by an institution (source http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199874002/obo-9780199874002-0076.xml). The boundaries of the territory define the study area of the Territorial Statistical Nomenclature that covers the territory.

Definition

The URI of this class is http://purl.org/net/tsn#Territory


This class is a sub class of TSNComponent

TerritoryVersion (RDFS Class) Definition In use

A TerritoryVersion resource represents an unique state of a Territory resource. As the boundaries of a territory vary, due to annexation or cession operations, it results succesives versions of the territory. Thus, a territory may have as many versions as it underwent modifications. For instance, European Union of 27 and 28 member states are versions of the European Union territory.

Definition

The URI of this class is http://purl.org/net/tsn#TerritoryVersion


This class is a sub class of NomenclatureFeature Version

In use

This class is used in covers isCoveredBy

TSNComponent (RDFS Class) Definition In use

The class TSNComponent is the Superclass of any Territorial Statistical Nomenclature components.

Definition

The URI of this class is http://purl.org/net/tsn#TSNComponent


This class is a super class of Level Nomenclature NomenclatureFeature Territory Version

Unit (RDFS Class) Definition In use

Each level of a Territorial Statistical Nomenclature is split into Territorial Units i.e., a piece of geographic space that may contain sub-units (or not, if the unit belongs to the lowest level of the nomenclature).

Definition

The URI of this class is http://purl.org/net/tsn#Unit


This class is a sub class of NomenclatureFeature

Version (RDFS Class) Definition In use

The class Version is the Superclass of component that are a version of a TSNComponent. A version corresponds to an unique state of a TSNComponent resource.

Definition

The URI of this class is http://purl.org/net/tsn#Version


This class is a sub class of TSNComponent
This class is a super class of NomenclatureVersion TerritoryVersion

Properties

belongsToLevel , belongsToNomenclatureVersion , covers , hasAcronym , hasDescription , hasGeometry , hasIdentifier , hasLevel , hasLowerLevel , hasName , hasSubUnit , hasSuperUnit , hasUnit , hasUpperLevel , hasVersion , isCoveredBy , isPredecessorOf , isSuccessorOf , isVersionOf , referencePeriod , versionRights , versionSource

belongsToLevel (Property) Definition

Indicates the Level the described Unit resource belongs to.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#belongsToLevel

This property is a inverse property of hasUnit
The domain of this property is Unit
The range of this property is Level

belongsToNomenclatureVersion (Property) Definition

Indicates the NomenclatureVersion the described Level resource belongs to.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#belongsToNomenclatureVersion

This property is a inverse property of hasLevel
The domain of this property is Level
The range of this property is NomenclatureVersion

covers (Property) Definition

Indicates a TerritoryVersion covered by a NomenclatureVersion i.e., the TerritoryVersion is the spatial applicability of the NomenclatureVersion.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#covers

This property is a inverse property of isCoveredBy
The domain of this property is NomenclatureVersion
The range of this property is TerritoryVersion

hasAcronym (Property) Definition

Indicates an Acronym of a TSNComponent (e.g., EU27 is the prefered acronym used to designate the European Union made of 27 members).

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasAcronym

The domain of this property is TSNComponent
The range of this property is rdfs:Literal

hasDescription (Property) Definition

Indicates a Description of a TSNComponent. It may include but is not limited to: an abstract, a table of contents, a graphical representation, or a free-text account of the TSNComponent

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasDescription

The domain of this property is TSNComponent

hasGeometry (Property) Definition

Indicates a Geometry of a spatial resource (i.e., NomenclatureFeature (TerritoryVersion or Unit) resource)

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasGeometry

The domain of this property is NomenclatureFeature
The range of this property is http://www.opengis.net/ont/geosparql#Geometry

hasIdentifier (Property) Definition

Indicates an unambiguous reference to a TSNComponent within the context of one Version (i.e., NomenclatureVersion or TerritoryVersion). N.B., this indentifier may be the same from one NomenclatureVersion to another even if the TSNComponent resource has undergone significant changes from one version to another (e.g., Expansion of a Unit resource due to Integration event). Then, this may cause problem when this identifier is used in front of a statistical mesure without mentionning the NomenclatureVersion considered. Then, in order to uniquely identify TSNComponent resources within the Web of Data, the URI of the component indicates the Nomenclature identifier of the TSNComponent plus the NomenclatureVersion it belongs to.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasIdentifier

The domain of this property is TSNComponent
The range of this property is rdfs:Literal

hasLevel (Property) Definition

Indicates a level in the NomenclatureVersion hierarchy.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasLevel

This property is a inverse property of belongsToNomenclatureVersion
The domain of this property is NomenclatureVersion
The range of this property is Level

hasLowerLevel (Property) Definition

Indicates the level that is immediately below the described level.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasLowerLevel

This property is a inverse property of hasUpperLevel
The domain of this property is Level
The range of this property is Level

hasName (Property) Definition

Indicates a Name of a TSNComponent

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasName

The domain of this property is TSNComponent
The range of this property is rdfs:Literal

hasSubUnit (Property) Definition

Indicates a Unit that is contained (spatially or not, as, for instance, an administrative hierarchy may be based on other criteria than spatial criteria) in the described Unit (i.e., this unit belongs to a level that is below the level of the described unit).

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasSubUnit

This property is a inverse property of hasSuperUnit
The domain of this property is Unit
The range of this property is Unit

hasSuperUnit (Property) Definition

Indicates the Unit that is immediately above/contains the described Unit (i.e., this unit belongs to a level that is above the level of the described unit).

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasSuperUnit

This property is a inverse property of hasSubUnit
The domain of this property is Unit
The range of this property is Unit

hasUnit (Property) Definition

Indicates a Unit that belongs to the described Level.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasUnit

This property is a inverse property of belongsToLevel
The domain of this property is Level
The range of this property is Unit

hasUpperLevel (Property) Definition

Indicates the level that is immediately above the described level.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasUpperLevel

This property is a inverse property of hasLowerLevel
The domain of this property is Level
The range of this property is Level

hasVersion (Property) Definition

Indicates a resource is a Version (i.e., TerritoryVersion or NomenclatureVersion resource), edition, or adaptation of the described resource (i.e., a Nomenclature or Territory resource).

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#hasVersion

This property is a inverse property of isVersionOf
The range of this property is Version

isCoveredBy (Property) Definition

Indicates a NomenclatureVersion that covers a TerritoryVersion i.e., the TerritoryVersion is the spatial applicability of the NomenclatureVersion.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#isCoveredBy

This property is a inverse property of covers
The domain of this property is TerritoryVersion
The range of this property is NomenclatureVersion

isPredecessorOf (Property) Definition

Indicates the predecessor Version of a Version resource (i.e., NomenclatureVersion, TerritoryVersion)

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#isPredecessorOf

This property is a inverse property of isSuccessorOf
The domain of this property is Version
The range of this property is Version

isSuccessorOf (Property) Definition

Indicates the successor Version of a Version resource (i.e., NomenclatureVersion, TerritoryVersion)

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#isSuccessorOf

This property is a inverse property of isPredecessorOf
The domain of this property is Version
The range of this property is Version

isVersionOf (Property) Definition

Indicates a resource (i.e., a Nomenclature or Territory resource) of which the described resource (i.e., TerritoryVersion or NomenclatureVersion) is a version, edition, or adaptation.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#isVersionOf

This property is a inverse property of hasVersion
The domain of this property is Version

referencePeriod (Property) Definition

Indicates the period of time (i.e., Interval defined with two point in time <https://www.w3.org/2006/time#hasBeginning> and <https://www.w3.org/2006/time#hasEnd>) to which a Version resource (i.e., NomenclatureVersion, TerritoryVersion) is stable and considered as the official one.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#referencePeriod

The domain of this property is Version
The range of this property is https://www.w3.org/2006/time#Interval

versionRights (Property) Definition

Information about rights held in and over the resource. Typically, rights information includes a statement about various property rights associated with the resource, including intellectual property rights.

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#versionRights

The domain of this property is NomenclatureVersion
The range of this property is dcterm:rights

versionSource (Property) Definition

A related resource from which the described resource is derived. Example: European Commission - http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/nuts/codelist_en.cfm?list=nuts

Definition

The URI of this property is http://purl.org/net/tsn#versionSource

The domain of this property is NomenclatureVersion
The range of this property is dcterm:source

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Level
Nomenclature
Nomenclature
NomenclatureFeature
NomenclatureFeature
NomenclatureVersion
NomenclatureVersion
TSNComponent
TSNComponent
Territorial Statistical Nomenclature Ontology
Territorial Statistical Nomenclature Ontology
Territory
Territory
TerritoryVersion
TerritoryVersion
Unit
Unit
Version
Version
belongsToLevel
belongsToLevel
belongsToNomenclatureVersion
belongsToNomenclatureVersion
covers
covers
hasAcronym
hasAcronym
hasDescription
hasDescription
hasGeometry
hasGeometry
hasIdentifier
hasIdentifier
hasLevel
hasLevel
hasLowerLevel
hasLowerLevel
hasName
hasName
hasSubUnit
hasSubUnit
hasSuperUnit
hasSuperUnit
hasUnit
hasUnit
hasUpperLevel
hasUpperLevel
hasVersion
hasVersion
isCoveredBy
isCoveredBy
isPredecessorOf
isPredecessorOf
isSuccessorOf
isSuccessorOf
isVersionOf
isVersionOf
referencePeriod
referencePeriod
versionRights
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