[dxwg] Why are resolutions are defined in terms of 'minimum' separation? (#1154)

aisaac has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/dxwg:

== Why are resolutions are defined in terms of 'minimum' separation? ==
This is issue is both for spatial and temporal resolution. both are defined in terms of 'minimal separation'. But shouldn't it be 'maximal separation' instead?
For example at https://w3c.github.io/dxwg/dcat/#Property:dataset_spatial_resolution
"Minimum spatial separation resolvable in a dataset, measured in meters."

For me if a dataset has reports for points separated by one meter in some areas (e.g. in dense cities) and one kilometer in others (e.g. in remote places), then the resolution is not one meter. I'd rather say it's one kilometer, if I had to make a choice.

I'm marking this as editorial because there may be a chance that I'm simply misreading all these sentences about resolutions. Or maybe I can learn some official definition/practice that I've completely missed so far :-)

Maybe it's for future work, too

Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/dxwg/issues/1154 using your GitHub account

Received on Monday, 4 November 2019 22:44:54 UTC