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Re: discoverability and crawlability

From: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:23:32 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFVDz407jQq3JT0c1dGrqrN5bpm7C8GXsGn8rbcr1-o_wY-qkw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com>
Cc: SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Hi Ed,

Ok, so then the requirements would be:

1) Spatial data on the web should be discoverable as spatial data (by
humans, but especially by machines).
2) It should be possible to directly identify and retrieve data about
individual spatial things.

Or should

   -  the abilty to discover spatial data on the web

and

   - the abilty to recognize data on the web as being spatial

be two separate requirements?

For example, discoverability can be helped by having data set catalogs, and
by having an easy way of deriving URI's of individual resources from a
dataset URI. The ability to recognize data on the web could be helped by
having a common data type, or collection of data types.

Regards,
Frans






2015-04-29 13:15 GMT+02:00 Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com>:

> Rather than recognisable could we say discoverable.. Key issue is to allow
> web crawling.
>
> Ed
> On 29 Apr 2015 1:00 pm, "Frans Knibbe" <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl> wrote:
>
>> Hello Ed,
>>
>> Yes, I can see granularity and direct access is an issue. It would be
>> good to make that clear.
>>
>> How about the following two requirements?
>>
>> 1) Spatial data on the web should be recognizable as spatial data (by
>> humans, but especially by machines).
>> 2) It should be possible to directly identify and retrieve data about
>> individual spatial things.
>>
>> While these requirements would fulfill the need for discoverability and
>> crawlability, I think they are more to the point and perhaps some more in
>> scope.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Frans
>>
>>
>> 2015-04-29 12:31 GMT+02:00 Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com>:
>>
>>> Hi Frans,
>>>
>>> I think we are trying to express the issue that Geospatial information
>>> because of the way it has been published/shared up until this point is not
>>> discoverable in the way say ascii, csv, or even pdf is.  It is less to do
>>> with missing standards as to best practice in terms of publishing at a
>>> granular level data with uri's and not publishing using opaque service
>>> interfaces.
>>>
>>> Ed
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Ed Parsons
>>> Geospatial Technologist, Google
>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>> On 29 April 2015 at 09:54, Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> In trying to arrive at a lean and mean list of requirements in the UCR
>>>> document I am now pondering on two requirements: discoverability
>>>> <http://w3c.github.io/sdw/UseCases/SDWUseCasesAndRequirements.html#Discoverability>
>>>> and crawlability
>>>> <http://w3c.github.io/sdw/UseCases/SDWUseCasesAndRequirements.html#Crawlability>.
>>>> They are in the UCR draft now, but I wonder if they should stay there.
>>>> Neither requirement seems to be particularly spatial, so are they in scope?
>>>> Or are they yet another example of non-functional requirements (that would
>>>> be good to pass on to the Data on the Web Best Pracices Working Group)?
>>>>
>>>> Could we replace these two requirements with a requirement that says
>>>> something like "Spatial data on the web should be recognizable as spatial
>>>> data"?  I think spatial data at the moment are worse off in this respect
>>>> when compared to other basic data types, like text, numbers, or images,
>>>> because there is no widely adopted standard yet that allows one to state
>>>> that a particular thing is a spatial thing. If there would be, that would
>>>> be benificial for both discoverability and crawlability.
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Frans
>>>>
>>>> --
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>>>>
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Frans Knibbe
>> Geodan
>> President Kennedylaan 1
>> 1079 MB Amsterdam (NL)
>>
>> T +31 (0)20 - 5711 347
>> E frans.knibbe@geodan.nl
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>>
>>


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