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Re: [georss] GeoRSS meeting review

From: Joshua Lieberman <josh@oklieb.net>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 09:19:19 -0400
Message-Id: <40DB068B-0650-4A80-B5C3-910D160FF8D3@oklieb.net>
Cc: Mike Liebhold <mnl@well.com>, GeoXG GeoXG <public-xg-geo@w3.org>, georss@lists.eogeo.org
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>

Dan,

Please give us some feedback on http://www.w3.org/2005/Incubator/geo/ 
Wiki/Geo_Update so that we can move ahead with this RDF/OWL  
vocabulary, which matches GeoRSS. There are many aspects of "how" to  
realize a vocabulary in these languages which are not entirely  
straightforward to optimize, so input is really needed.

Thanks!

Josh

On Apr 2, 2007, at 8:29 AM, Dan Brickley wrote:

> Mike Liebhold wrote:
>> Sounds like a good meeting, I'm glad there's energy here to keep the
>> GeoRSS interoperability process moving forward.
>>
>> There's still a -huge- open issue:
>>
>>    "make[ing] the wording on W3C deprecation stronger"  is not
>> sufficient to persuade  Yahoo and flickr to move millions of users to
>> GeoRSS-simple.   Without enormous support from W3C forked W3C GeoRSS
>> /GeoRSS-simple is fait accompli, permanent.
>>
>> While the GeoRSS group is working on issues like multipoint and time
>> representation and GeoRSS GML/KML forks, I recall the defining  
>> focus of
>> the W3C GeoXG was to settle W3C adoption on GeoRSS-simple, but the
>> GeoXG group has so far instead focused on other interesting, but less
>> vital topics like GeoSWRL.
>>
>> I'm wondering what it will take to influence the full W3C  
>> membership to
>> put it's full weight behind  GeoRSS interoperability so that Yahoo  
>> and
>> Microsoft and Google don't lead users off into separately geocoded
>> universes.
>
> If you want to keep the SemWeb/RDF folk on board, making sure there is
> an RDF representation of whatever comes out of all this is critical.
>
> The logic behind that, is that geo info is so much more interesting  
> when
> it is mixed with other information not properly considered  
> geographical.
> Info about people, about shops, points of interest, events, history,
> music, ...whatever. And W3C's data-mixing framework of choice is RDF.
>
> Speaking personally...,
>
> Dan
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