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  <td bgcolor="#99cccc"><font size="4"><b>Proposed Qualifiers: Coverage (2000-04-01) </b></font></td>
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Result

Result of the Vote "Proposed Qualifiers: Coverage (2000-04-01)", generated at 4/15/00 7:00 PM.
Number of votes cast: 24

  <p>1. <b>Question: </b>Qualifier for 'Coverage': Place 
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Label: Place
Name: place
Definition: Spatial characteristics of the intellectual content of the resoure.
Type: Element Refinement

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Approve 24
Reject 0


Abstain: 0

  <p><b>Choice with highest score: </b>Approve 
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Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Approve  
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason Approve  
David Bearman Approve  
Priscilla Caplan Approve  
Traugott Koch Approve  
Juha Hakala Approve  
Diane Hillmann Approve  
Stuart Weibel Approve  
Andy Powell Approve  
Makx Dekkers Approve  
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl Approve "intellectual" should be deleted from the definition
Tom Baker Approve  
Rebecca Guenther Approve Prefer the term "Spatial" for qualifier.
Eric Childress Approve Prefer the label "spatial"
Stuart Sutton Approve  
Sigfrid Lundberg Approve I agree with the concept, but place is misleading. Should be spatial
Warwick Cathro Approve  
Erik Jul Approve  
Rachel Heery Approve  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve  
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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  <p>2. <b>Question: </b>Encoding Scheme for 'Place': DCMI Point 
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Label: DCMI Point
Name: Point
Definition: The DCMI Point identifies a point in space using its geographic coordinates.
Comment: A DCMI proposed encoding scheme
Type: Encoding Scheme
See also: http://www.agcrc.csiro.au/projects/3018CO/metadata/dcpoint/

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Approve 18
Reject 0


Abstain: 6

  <p><b>Choice with highest score: </b>Approve 
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Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Approve  
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason Approve  
David Bearman Approve  
Priscilla Caplan Approve  
Traugott Koch Approve  
Juha Hakala abstain  
Diane Hillmann Approve  
Stuart Weibel Approve  
Andy Powell abstain  
Makx Dekkers Approve  
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl abstain  
Tom Baker abstain  
Rebecca Guenther Approve  
Eric Childress abstain  
Stuart Sutton Approve  
Sigfrid Lundberg Approve Should be an encoding scheme for coverage
Warwick Cathro Approve  
Erik Jul Approve  
Rachel Heery abstain  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve  
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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  <p>3. <b>Question: </b>Encoding Scheme for 'Place': ISO3166 
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Label: ISO3166
Name: ISO3166
Definition: ISO3166 Codes for the representation of names of countries
Type: Encoding Scheme
See also: ftp://dkuug.dk/i18n/ISO_3166

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Approve 24
Reject 0


Abstain: 0

  <p><b>Choice with highest score: </b>Approve 
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Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Approve  
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason Approve  
David Bearman Approve  
Priscilla Caplan Approve  
Traugott Koch Approve  
Juha Hakala Approve  
Diane Hillmann Approve  
Stuart Weibel Approve  
Andy Powell Approve  
Makx Dekkers Approve  
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl Approve  
Tom Baker Approve  
Rebecca Guenther Approve  
Eric Childress Approve  
Stuart Sutton Approve  
Sigfrid Lundberg Approve Should be an encoding scheme for coverage
Warwick Cathro Approve  
Erik Jul Approve  
Rachel Heery Approve  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve I agree with this concept, however, Should this not be three different encoding schemes e.g. http://www.din.de/gremien/nas/nabd/iso3166ma/a3ptnorm.html
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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  <p>4. <b>Question: </b>Encoding Scheme for 'Place': DCMI Box 
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Label: DCMI Box
Name: Box
Definition: The DCMI Box identifies a region of space using its geographic limits.
Comment: A DCMI proposed encoding scheme
Type: Encoding Scheme
See also: http://www.agcrc.csiro.au/projects/3018CO/metadata/dcbox/

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Approve 18
Reject 1


Abstain: 5

Choice with highest score: Approve

Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Approve  
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason Approve  
David Bearman Approve  
Priscilla Caplan Approve  
Traugott Koch Approve  
Juha Hakala abstain  
Diane Hillmann Approve  
Stuart Weibel Approve  
Andy Powell abstain  
Makx Dekkers Approve  
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl Reject does not "identify"
Tom Baker abstain  
Rebecca Guenther Approve  
Eric Childress abstain  
Stuart Sutton Approve  
Sigfrid Lundberg Approve Should be an encoding scheme for coverage
Warwick Cathro Approve  
Erik Jul Approve  
Rachel Heery abstain  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve  
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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  <p>5. <b>Question: </b>Encoding Scheme for 'Place': Degrees, minutes, 
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Label: Degrees, minutes, seconds
Name: DMS
Definition: A latitude and longitude expressed in degrees, minutes, seconds.
Comment: Note: A DCMI proposed encoding scheme
Type: Encoding Scheme

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Reject 10
Approve 6


Abstain: 8

Choice with highest score: Reject

Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Reject No definition provided. DMS per se only encodes a single number. Two numbers are required to specify a point in 2-D space (e.g. on the surface of the earth) and more if altitude, time are also required. Hence, this will not work.
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason abstain  
David Bearman Reject  
Priscilla Caplan abstain  
Traugott Koch abstain  
Juha Hakala abstain  
Diane Hillmann Reject  
Stuart Weibel Reject  
Andy Powell abstain What's the URL for this?
Makx Dekkers Reject  
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl Reject  
Tom Baker Reject  
Rebecca Guenther abstain Needs to elaborate on the difference between this and DC Point.
Eric Childress abstain  
Stuart Sutton Reject  
Sigfrid Lundberg Reject This is a single longitude or latitude, in the abscence of the structure given by DCMI Point, and you don't know which. Pretty useless.
Warwick Cathro abstain Insufficient explanation or description of this scheme: even if a pair of numbers is allowed or implied, there is no description of how to determine which number is latitude and which is longitude. Different conventions have been used in different contexts.
Erik Jul Approve  
Rachel Heery Reject  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve I agree with this concept, however, the specifications for encoding are required for all DCMI proposed encoding schemes.... if these are not provided, I'd reject this.
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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  <p>6. <b>Question: </b>Encoding Scheme for 'Place': TGN 
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  <td><a href="http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/">http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/</a></td>
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Label: TGN
Name: TGN
Definition: The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Type: Encoding Scheme
See also:

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Approve 23
Reject 1


Abstain: 0

Choice with highest score: Approve

Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Approve http://shiva.pub.getty.edu/tgn_browser/ is the correct URL
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason Approve  
David Bearman Approve  
Priscilla Caplan Approve  
Traugott Koch Approve  
Juha Hakala Approve  
Diane Hillmann Approve  
Stuart Weibel Approve  
Andy Powell Approve  
Makx Dekkers Reject Insufficient global applicability
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl Approve  
Tom Baker Approve As with subject headings, if TGN is insufficiently applicable globally, we can recognize other thesauri of geographic names as well. Now that Simon has found the current URL, I'm changing my vote.
Rebecca Guenther Approve  
Eric Childress Approve  
Stuart Sutton Approve  
Sigfrid Lundberg Approve Should be an encoding scheme for coverage
Warwick Cathro Approve  
Erik Jul Approve  
Rachel Heery Approve  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve I agree with this concept, however, I think we should liason with the Getty for providing better access to this encoding scheme.
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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  <p>7. <b>Question: </b>Encoding Scheme for 'Place': Decimal Degrees
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Label: Decimal Degrees
Name: DD
Definition: A latitude and longitude expressed in decimal degrees
Comment: Note: A DCMI proposed encoding scheme
Type: Encoding Scheme

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Reject 10
Approve 6


Abstain: 8

Choice with highest score: Reject

Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Reject No definition provided. DD per se only encodes a single number. Two numbers are required to specify a point in 2-D space (e.g. on the surface of the earth) and more if altitude, time are also required. Hence, this will not work.
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason abstain  
David Bearman Reject  
Priscilla Caplan abstain  
Traugott Koch abstain  
Juha Hakala abstain  
Diane Hillmann Reject  
Stuart Weibel Reject  
Andy Powell abstain What's the URL for this?
Makx Dekkers Reject  
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl Reject  
Tom Baker Reject No URL.
Rebecca Guenther abstain Need to elaborate on difference between this and DC Point.
Eric Childress abstain  
Stuart Sutton Reject  
Sigfrid Lundberg Reject As DMS
Warwick Cathro abstain See comment on item 5.
Erik Jul Approve  
Rachel Heery Reject  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve see previous comment on DCMI encoding schemes.
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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  <p>8. <b>Question: </b>Qualifier for 'Coverage': Time 
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Label: Time
Name: time
Definition: Temporal characteristics of the intellectual content of the resource.
Type: Element Refinement

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Approve 24
Reject 0


Abstain: 0

  <p><b>Choice with highest score: </b>Approve 
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Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Approve  
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason Approve  
David Bearman Approve  
Priscilla Caplan Approve  
Traugott Koch Approve  
Juha Hakala Approve  
Diane Hillmann Approve  
Stuart Weibel Approve  
Andy Powell Approve  
Makx Dekkers Approve  
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl Approve "intellectual" should be deleted from the definition.
Tom Baker Approve  
Rebecca Guenther Approve Prefer "Temporal" as qualifier.
Eric Childress Approve Prefer the label "temporal"
Stuart Sutton Approve  
Sigfrid Lundberg Approve Should be temporal
Warwick Cathro Approve  
Erik Jul Approve Can this element contain free text?
Rachel Heery Approve  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve  
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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  <p>9. <b>Question: </b>Encoding Scheme for 'Time':DCMI Period 
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Label: DCMI Period
Name: Period
Definition: A specification of the limits of a time interval.
Type: Encoding Scheme
See also: http://www.agcrc.csiro.au/projects/3018CO/metadata/dcperiod/

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Approve 21
Reject 1


Abstain: 2

Choice with highest score: Approve

Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Approve  
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason Approve  
David Bearman Approve  
Priscilla Caplan Approve  
Traugott Koch Approve  
Juha Hakala Approve  
Diane Hillmann Approve  
Stuart Weibel Approve  
Andy Powell Approve  
Makx Dekkers Approve  
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl abstain  
Tom Baker abstain  
Rebecca Guenther Approve  
Eric Childress Approve  
Stuart Sutton Approve  
Sigfrid Lundberg Approve Should be an encoding scheme for Coverage
Warwick Cathro Approve  
Erik Jul Approve  
Rachel Heery Reject  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve  
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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  <p>10. <b>Question: </b>Encoding Scheme for 'Time':W3C-DTF 
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Label: W3C-DTF
Name: W3CDTF
Definition: W3C Encoding rules for dates and times - a profile based on ISO8601
Type: Encoding Scheme
See also: http://www.w3.org/TR/NOTE-datetime

  <p>type: single selection 
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Answer Points
Approve 24
Reject 0


Abstain: 0

  <p><b>Choice with highest score: </b>Approve 
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Voter Vote Voter's comment
Simon Cox Approve  
Renato Iannella Approve  
Jon Mason Approve  
David Bearman Approve  
Priscilla Caplan Approve  
Traugott Koch Approve  
Juha Hakala Approve  
Diane Hillmann Approve  
Stuart Weibel Approve  
Andy Powell Approve  
Makx Dekkers Approve  
Leif Andresen Approve  
Roland Schwaenzl Approve  
Tom Baker Approve  
Rebecca Guenther Approve Please clarify that the hyphens between year, month, day are optional, since ISO8601 allows for both expressions. If that is not correct, I'll change my vote.
Eric Childress Approve  
Stuart Sutton Approve  
Sigfrid Lundberg Approve Should be an encoding scheme for Coverage
Warwick Cathro Approve  
Erik Jul Approve  
Rachel Heery Approve  
Diann Rusch-Feja Approve  
eric miller Approve Note W3C is working on data types for time in the XML Schemas Data Type Working Draft... the DCMI's endorsement of this concept should be deprecated in place of these new data types.
Shigeo Sugimoto Approve  

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