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Re: WG Objectives - A Personal Take

From: Christine Perey <cperey@perey.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 06:19:25 +0200
Message-ID: <4CC656CD.6060508@perey.com>
To: Raj Singh <rsingh@opengeospatial.org>, "public-poiwg@w3.org" <public-poiwg@w3.org>
CC: Carl Reed <creed@opengeospatial.org>, gary.gale@nokia.com, member-poiwg@w3.org
+1 to what Raj wrote.

Today's POI definition does not fit all evolving use cases.

Keywords:

- extensible

- encoding standard

- covers "stationary POI" (what I call the "fixed POI") as well as 
non-stationary (probably needs another name to say "everything that can 
be a trigger for an AR experience")

+1+1 on

 > Basically, the same ethic that underlies HTML and Atom.

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On 10/25/2010 7:30 PM, Raj Singh wrote:
> I like this definition of POI (and not just because I'm also on OGC staff!). However, I also see that it will not fit all the evolving use cases in this group.
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> I'd like to see us create an extensible POI encoding standard, such that very simple things--such as a stationary POI--can be encoded very simply and more complex things can still be encoded, but can also still be partially understood by software designed for the simpler markup. Basically, the same ethic that underlies HTML and Atom.
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> Raj
> The OGC: Making location count...
> http://www.opengeospatial.org/contact
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> On Oct 22, at 9:36 PM, Carl Reed wrote:
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>> Gary -
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>> The OGC has a standard titled, "Open Location Services Core". That standard was originally developed by a number of OGC Members and continues to be enhanced and extended. The key Members involved were/are NavTeq, Hutchison 3G, ESRI, MobileMapping, Image Matters, Webraska, Intergraph, MapInfo, Oracle, Autodesk, ERDAS (now part of Hexagon), Tele Atlas, and DeCarta and then agreed to by the OGC Membership. In that document, there is a definition of POI as an abstract data type. Perhaps this can be a "strawman" definition.
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>> Point of Interest (POI): A location (with a fixed position) where one can find a place, product or service, typically identified by name rather than by address and characterized by type, which may be used as a reference point or a target in a location based service request, e.g., as the destination of a route.
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>> Now of course since this definition was agreed to in the OGC, there is the perhaps the issue of mobility to be considered.
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>> Regards
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>> Carl
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>> ----- Original Message ----- From:<gary.gale@nokia.com>
>> To:<member-poiwg@w3.org>
>> Sent: Friday, October 22, 2010 5:48 AM
>> Subject: WG Objectives - A Personal Take
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>> Hi everyone,
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>> Here's my take on what I'd like to see coming out of the group ...
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>> 1) a definition of what actually constitutes a POI
>> 2) following on from the previous definition ... what the difference is, if any, between a POI and a Place
>> 3) what basic attributes and metadata should be utilized in order to define a POI/Place
>> 4) how to articulate that definition and set of attributes in terms of best practice
>> 5) how to showcase and encourage innovative uses of POI data
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>> Best
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>> G
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>> --
>> Gary Gale
>> Director, Ovi Places Registry, Nokia Gate5 GmbH
>> Invalidenstr 117, 10115 Berlin, Germany
>> UK: +44.7508.000336 | DE: +49.1515.5150909
>> gary.gale@nokia.com
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