Registry Geographical Entity Ontology

An ontology and inventory of geopolitical entities such as nations and their components (states, provinces, districts, counties) and the actual physical territories over which they have jurisdiction. We thus distinguish and assign different identifiers to the US in "The US declared war on Germany" vs. the US in "The plane entered US airspace".

Preferred Prefix
Homepage OWL
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Geographical Entity Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
000000021   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Geographical Entity Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 5 mappings to external registries for geogeo.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal GEO miriam geogeo
OBO Foundry obofoundry GEO
Ontology Lookup Service ols geo
Prefix Commons prefixcommons GEO

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE geogeo:000000021 is used to demonstrate the provides available for geogeo. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Geographical Entity Ontology geogeo
Bioregistry bioregistry miriam
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal