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Re: Status of W3C POI WG

From: Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2012 15:51:34 -0400
Cc: public-poiwg@w3.org
Message-Id: <FFE5B166-B112-42BA-8127-221D5B982D51@opengeospatial.org>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
I updated the POI WG wiki with the latest info:
http://www.w3.org/2010/POI/wiki/Main_Page#News

It seems to me like a chicken and egg problem. A lot of people I talked to didn't want to implement until there was an approved standard, and W3C didn't see demand because of the lack of implementations. So the W3C angle has been to move the work to a community group. There is strong interest in the OGC membership for a strong data model approach to POIs, so OGC is pushing forward with the conceptual modeling and XML encoding (and I hope this will eventually be submitted to ISO). 

The Places Community Group is the place to be for RDF and microdata work. I'm working on a sample microdata markup that I will share soon.

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Raj
The OGC: Making location count.
http://www.opengeospatial.org/ogc/organization/staff/rsingh


On Oct 29, at 11:37 AM, Andreas Harth <andreas@harth.org> wrote:

> Hi Dan,
> 
> On 28/10/12 08:45, Dan Brickley wrote:
>> http://www.w3.org/2010/POI/ and
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-poiwg/ looks rather
>> quiet.
>> 
>> Did this WG run out of steam, or was it just a quiet summer?
>> 
>> Only 31 posts this year. Almost nothing since July. Apologies that
>> I've not had time to be involved.
>> 
>> has there been any external feedback on
>> http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-poi-core-20110512/ ? The draft gives
>> this mailing list as the address for feedback. I don't see any in
>> the archives.
>> 
>> Are we done? Are there still 'customers' for a POI spec? Is everyone
>> just busy?
> 
> there is a new (but also rather quiet) community group around locations
> at [1].  One of the inputs there is our work on NeoGeo ]2] (others are
> GeoSPARQL and potentially schema.org).
> 
> Best regards,
> Andreas.
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/community/locadd/
> [2] http://geovocab.org/
> 
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