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Re: the Best Practices skeleton

From: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:42:29 +0200
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To: Thiago José Tavares Ávila <thiago.avila@ic.ufal.br>
Cc: Kerry Taylor <Kerry.Taylor@acm.org>, SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
2015-06-30 4:52 GMT+02:00 Thiago José Tavares Ávila <thiago.avila@ic.ufal.br

> Ok Kerry and Frans. I want to collaborate with these stories.
> If I understand correctly we may have a good narrative using some characters
> (like Alice, Bob or Carol) crossing all Best Practices for publishing
> spatial data and Best Practices for consuming spatial data.
> What is the best way to extract the best practices (for publishing and
> consuming) from the use cases, considering the great experience of all of
> you?

Hello Thiago,

It seems to me that the best way to create best practices is to look at the
requirements for the Best Practices deliverable in the Use Cases and
Requirements document.

One idea was to add a bit of javascript to the UCR document that creates an
overview of requirements by deliverable. If the BP editors think that would
be helpful I will add an action item to the tracker to ensure this will be

As for the narratives, you could consider starting with a bare collection
of best practices and add narratives that 'connect the dots' later. By the
way, I think an additional benefit of storytelling is that it will be a
kind of check for completeness. If there are holes in a story that could be
an indication of the best practices not being complete.


> All the best.
> Thiago
> 2015-06-28 21:45 GMT-03:00 Kerry Taylor <Kerry.Taylor@acm.org>:
>> 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).
>> Kerry
>> 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.
>> IntroductionWhy we are herePrinciplesTarget audience (ie producers and
>> consumers, characterised as discussed)Identity and IdentifiersSpatial
>> Relations/ OntologiesGeometry and CRSAPI and Implementation services
>> MetadataAspects related to Time, SSN and CoveragePerhaps just the
>> integrated view of these threeConclusion
>> 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
>>> <https://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/wiki/Notes_for_Context#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:
>>>    1. How to publish spatial data on the web
>>>    2. 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:
>>>    1. 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?
>>>    2. 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?
>>>    3. 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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