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#154 new task

Machine Readable Standardised Region List

Reported by: martin.juckes Owned by: cf-conventions@…
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Description (last modified by martin.juckes)

The CF Standardised Region List http://cfconventions.org/Data/cf-standard-names/docs/standardized-region-names.html is currently only available as a HTML page. Ideally, it should be available as a machine readable document, so that the CF checker and other software can access the names, as discussed, for instance, in #153.

This, with #153, would bring the number of CF vocabulary documents to 4:

  • CF Standard Names
  • CF Area Types
  • CF Standardised Regions
  • CF Rules Related to Standard Names (under discussion: #153)

There should be some common approach to structuring these documents, based on the establised practise with the CF Standard Names (an XML reference document, exported to SKOS). There is also an interest in having JSON versions, which are easier to import into python.

The general structure used for the standard names and area types is clear: some header information followed by a sequence of "entry" elements, each with an "id" attribute and one or more simple child elements. The schema used for area types could be used directly for standard regions. The CF standard name schema could be adapted for the rules with some minor change of terminology.

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comment:1 Changed 6 months ago by martin.juckes

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comment:2 Changed 6 months ago by martin.juckes

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comment:3 Changed 6 months ago by jonathan

Dear Martin

I agree with this proposal in principle. Thanks for the initiative. Perhaps Alison will have some comments to make about the format.

Best wishes

Jonathan

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