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Re: BP Principles- more added [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

From: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2015 18:08:28 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFVDz423uEQ+XaL3ntPfbciHiggD=UQ5sdEEaC1FMn_54YvqAg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Bruce Bannerman <B.Bannerman@bom.gov.au>
Cc: Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com>, SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Hello Bruce,

Isn't misuse of spatial data always traceable to data somehow being taken
out of context, or metadata being ignored or not being available?
And isn't that true for any type of data?

Regards,
Frans

2015-06-11 13:59 GMT+02:00 Bruce Bannerman <B.Bannerman@bom.gov.au>:

>  Sorry Jeremy,
>
>  I disagree with this ‘principle’.
>
>  I have never bought the argument that spatial data is not ‘special’.
>
>  There are many cases of domain data that is special where we would not
> throw it out there for anyone to use and misuse as they see fit.
>
>  A good example is medical data. Most people would dream of opening up
> medical data for unfettered use by the uninformed.
>
>  Some types of data demand domain knowledge to use appropriately and
> effectively.
>
>  In many cases, spatial data is one of these. Do a search on ‘misuse of
> spatial data’ and you’ll get an appreciation of the issues.
>
>  Bruce
>
>
>   From: Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com>
> Date: Thursday, 11 June 2015 21:19
> To: SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
> Subject: BP Principles- more added
> Resent-From: <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Thursday, 11 June 2015 21:20
>
>
>    - The Best Practices must be actionable by web application developers
>    who just (!) want to *use* spatial data not become GIS experts;
>    spatial data is just one facet of the information space they work with, so
>    let's not make it *special* by requiring up front knowledge.
>
>


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