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Re: the Best Practices skeleton

From: Kerry Taylor <Kerry.Taylor@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:45:24 +1000
Message-Id: <65880916-EEE1-4A1C-BC2C-5541CC4FF449@acm.org>
Cc: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
To: Thiago José Tavares Ávila <thiago.avila@ic.ufal.br>
I like this idea. We would need then two overlaid structures, pointing to the same underlying  detail, rather like the UCR doc. In this case there would be more narrative, perhaps making it trickier to write so that it hangs together, but it does seem like a useful way to do it. Do you know those "pick-a-path"children's stories? At the end of each chapter the reader  gets to choose from 2 different resolutions of the problem so they go through the story in different ways but they all traverse towards the same ending( ie outcome). 


> On 29 Jun 2015, at 1:34 am, Thiago José Tavares Ávila <thiago.avila@ic.ufal.br> wrote:
> Hello Frans.
> I agree about using stories to illustrate the needs of the users of our best practices. To be clear, at what part of the skeleton the stories will be written ? Will it be a running example, crossing all the topics ?
> Congrats. Thiago.
> Introduction
> Why we are here
> Principles
> Target audience (ie producers and consumers, characterised as discussed)
> Identity and Identifiers
> Spatial Relations/ Ontologies
> Geometry and CRS
> API and Implementation services
> Metadata
> Aspects related to Time, SSN and Coverage
> Perhaps just the integrated view of these three
> Conclusion
> 2015-06-25 6:12 GMT-03:00 Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>:
>> Dear group.
>> We did not get to discuss the Best Practices skeleton at the meeting yesterday but I did think about the item a bit so I would like to share my thoughts before they fade away.
>> The suggested skeleton looks like the document is going to be a collection of recommendations, with chapters grouping together strongly related recommendations. I think it could be nice to present recommendations in the form of recipes or stories. Not instead of the suggested structure, but perhaps next to that. 
>> Two basic stories that can be told are:
>> How to publish spatial data on the web
>> How to consume spatial data on the web
>> Such stories could provide step by step instructions on what to do, illustrated by examples. If such general stories will have too many variations, some more focused stories could be told, for instance:
>> Alice has a data set containing spatial data. She thinks it might be useful to someone, so she wants to publish it on the web. Which steps does she need to take?
>> Bob is developing a smart phone application that provides a user with information based on current location. How can he tap in to the web of spatial data and put the data to use in his application?
>> Carol is doing research on global climate change. How can she find and query the data that might be applicable to her research?
>> Of course the collected use cases could serve as a source of inspiration for specific stories. 
>> I believe stories are easy to read and easy to understand. And I think that step by step instructions with examples are what many people would appreciate. 
>> Next to stories we could have a comprehensive set of recommendations on various subjects. That would allow people to look up information about a specific subject. Such reference information could be structured according to the suggested skeleton. From the stories references could be made to those recommendations, allowing someone reading a story to drill down to background information, if required.
>> Regards,
>> Frans
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