OxPoints overview

OxPoints is an RDF dataset of geolinking information for the University of Oxford.

The OxPoints dataset consists of names, postal addresses, web addresses and co-ordinates (latitude and longitude) for all the departments, colleges and other buildings/units of the University, along with some of the relationships between them.

 

Notice: OxPoints is read-only

OxPoints is no longer being actively maintained, and the dataset editor has been retired. For critical updates please contact applicationsupport@it.ox.ac.uk.

 

OxPoints dataset summary

The OxPoints dataset provides good coverage of the following types of geolocational data:

  • University
  • College
  • Department
  • Museum
  • Library
  • Site (a contiguous space containing buildings or other such entities)
  • Building
  • Division (academic or administrative division of the University, e.g. Humanities; Academic Services and University Collections)

Each object type has an associated class in the OxPoints namespace (previously published at http://ns.ox.ac.uk/namespace/oxpoints/2009/02/owl#).

OxPoints also recognises the following additional types, although coverage of all available physical entities is less complete:

  • Space (a space within a building, including a set of rooms used for the same function)
  • Room
  • Faculty
  • Unit
  • Group (a group of people or team working towards some common goal)
  • Image (actually in the FOAF namespace)
  • Carpark

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