TGN is NOW AVAILABLE as LOD!
We are very pleased to announce that we have reached the second major milestone in our Linked Open Data project.
The second of the four Getty Vocabularies, The Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names (TGN)®, has joined the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) as Linked Open Data. Both datasets are now available at http://vocab.getty.edu under an Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC BY 1.0).
The official announcement was made this morning by Jim Cuno, the President and CEO of the Getty – http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-thesaurus-of-geographic-names-released-as-linked-open-data/.
We encourage you to visit http://vocab.getty.edu. There you will find not only our SPARQL endpoint, but also links to our updated documentation and links for downloading the full datasets and more.
Over the next year, The Research Institute’s other two Getty Vocabularies – The Union List of Artist Names® and The Cultural Objects Name Authority (CONA)® will also become available as Linked Open Data. For general information about our Linked Open Data project see http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabularies/lod/.
As always, we welcome comments and input from the user community. If you find the Getty’s Linked Open Data useful in your own work, please share your experiences with us by emailing us at vocabLOD@getty.edu.
With warm regards,
The Getty’s Linked Open Data Team