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Re: Additional requirements

From: Andrea Perego <andrea.perego@jrc.ec.europa.eu>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:54:44 +0200
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To: Linda van den Brink <l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl>
Cc: "SDW WG (public-sdw-wg@w3.org)" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Thanks for contributing these requirements, Linda.

My comments inline.

>  [snip]
>
> Additional requirements
>
> -          Spatial data on the web should be treated as collections of
> objects instead of opaque datasets (ensues from ‘Spatial data on the web
> should be crawlable’ and a lot of UCs).

Could you please elaborate on this? My guess is that the requirement
is about data granularity and/or the ability to easily and efficiently
access slices of huge datasets, but I'm not sure I'm correctly
catching the point.

> -          Spatial data on the web must be usable for non-experts (see e.g.
> UC-9, UC- 10)

+1

> -          Publishing and maintaining spatial data on the web should be easy
> for non-experts (see UC-8).

Can you give an example? I'm overall in favour to this proposal, but
the point is that managing geospatial data require people with
expertise in the domain, and specific tools. Are you talking about
spatial data in general, or "Web-enabled" spatial data?

> -          The Best Practice must include a list of software matching
> spatial data requirements (see UC-8)

I think we should be very cautious if we do that. The risk is to
promote (demote) some industry solutions instead of others.

An option would be to list the requirements software should satisfy to
be compliant with the BPs. We may also have a matrix (requirements x
software), to show which requirements are satisfied by existing
software. But also in this case we should be careful about the
implicit message we may be giving.

> -          There should be standards for visualisation of spatial data on
> the web, including 3D (ensues from a lot of UCs)

Do you mean that we need new standards, or rather that we have to
recommend existing solutions? Personally, I would be in favour of the
latter.

> -          The best practices should rise above the technicalities and
> address the organizational aspect of publishing (spatial) data on the web.
> (general req)

+1

Cheers,

Andrea
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