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Re: OGC Seeks Comment on Candidate GeoSPARQL Standard

From: Jens Lehmann <lehmann@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:18:24 +0200
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-ID: <4E1EA650.3070508@informatik.uni-leipzig.de>


Am 13.07.2011 14:54, schrieb Matt Perry:
> The Open Geospatial Consortium has started a 30-day public comment
> period for the GeoSPARQL candidate standard.
> GeoSPARQL defines a core RDF/OWL vocabulary for geospatial data and
> defines a standard set of geospatial query functions for SPARQL.
> The official press release, which contains a link to the GeoSPARQL
> document, can be found here:
> http://www.opengeospatial.org/pressroom/pressreleases/1419

It is good to see that there is further progress on GeoSPARQL. We are 
looking forward to supporting it in our LinkedGeoData 
(http://linkedgeodata.org) project.

Some high level comments on the spec:

* It would be good to turn the link in the press release into an actual 
link. Otherwise, people need to copy&paste it in their browser and may 
not even spot it (http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/requests/80).

* Why does OGC publish specifications in a proprietary file format? 
Wouldn't it be much better to (also) publish an HTML version - 
preferably with a nice URL (instead of 

* Wouldn't an issue tracker or a web form be better than having to 
download a text file, editing it and sending it back by mail for comments?

* If OGC is too rigid to fix the above issues, it would be good to have 
an alternative HTML version somewhere else as more handy reference. That 
could be important if a wide audience is supposed to use the standard.

* What is the relation between GeoSPARQL and http://geovocab.org?

Kind regards,


Dr. Jens Lehmann
Head of AKSW/MOLE group, University of Leipzig
Homepage: http://www.jens-lehmann.org
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