Thanks Google, you know my neighborhood

So what to do if you move to a new neighborhood and badly need a hair cut? As a semantic web guy I would start up my cool MacOS application and give the search box a “frisör in der nähe” (“barber shop nearby”). But that cool application: command not found… So the next best option is google

Using their maps I tried to locate myself which is pretty easy. Why I have to do that by myself? This information is actually [available online as a SPARQL result][2], Google could be aware of that…

Ok, next step: I need a Frisör (barber) nearby, just look for barber shops at Google Maps nearby the location I just found. Now I need to have a look at the screen just because Google is not aware of what “near by” means, for me it means “within walking distance” (approx. 1km).

3rd step: have a walk… will report back when I returned

[2]: http://xmlarmyknife.org/api/rdf/sparql/query?default-graph-uri=http%3A%2F%2Fb4mad.net%2FFOAF%2Fgoern.rdf&query=PREFIX+foaf%3A+++%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fxmlns.com%2Ffoaf%2F0.1%2F%3E%0D%0APREFIX+geo%3A+%3Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.w3.org%2F2003%2F01%2Fgeo%2Fwgs84_pos%23%3E%0D%0A%0D%0ASELECT+%3Fwherelat+%3Fwherelong+WHERE+%0D%0A%7B%0D%0A++%3Fx+foaf%3Abased_near+%3Fpoint+.%0D%0A++%3Fpoint+geo%3Alat+%3Fwherelat+.%0D%0A++%3Fpoint+geo%3Along+%3Fwherelong+.%0D%0A%7D%0D%0A%09%09%09%09&format=sparql