[Crm-sig] ISSUE: Thing occupies place

Maximilian Schich maximilian at schich.info
Mon Nov 12 17:54:21 EET 2012


You guys should invite somebody doing Harris Matrices for archaeological 
excavations to discuss this.
Map a really complicated Harris matrix to the CIDOC-CRM and you will 
soon find some nuts in the chocolate.
cf. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris_matrix

Best, Max

On 2012-11-12 16:31 , martin wrote:
> P53 only describes a larger space (area in the cosmical space) within
> which the thing was found at some time of its history.
> The "place a thing occupies" would be where its parts extend to. This
> would imply, that this "place" is fixed, either
> because the thing doesn't move, or because the place is defined to be
> "located on or within" the object.
> Then a question is, if a box occupies also its interior, or a wine glass
> its content, or a cave its walls or also its interior...
> This notion could answer the fundamental question if something is in or
> out of another thing, but also adjacency.
> Best,
> Martin
> The space
> On 11/11/2012 3:06 μμ, Wolfgang Schmidle wrote:
>> What is the difference between "occupies" and P53 has former or current
>> location?
>> Wolfgang
>> Am 10.11.12 18:53, schrieb martin:
>>> Dear All,
>>> In the last CRM-SIG meeting I proposed a new property "Physical Thing.
>>> occupies: Place".
>>> I'd rather like to change this proposal into a more general discussion
>>> on adding precision
>>> to location properties in the CRM and connecting to GML. Gerald Hiebel
>>> will present preliminary
>>> ideas in the next meeting.
>>> Best,
>>> Martin
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