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Re: General comments on UCR doc

From: Peter Baumann <p.baumann@jacobs-university.de>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 14:57:37 +0200
Message-ID: <5565BF41.1000506@jacobs-university.de>
To: "Svensson, Lars" <L.Svensson@dnb.de>, Andrea Perego <andrea.perego@jrc.ec.europa.eu>
CC: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, Alejandro Llaves <allaves@fi.upm.es>, SDW WG <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Lars-

On 05/27/15 10:37, Svensson, Lars wrote:
> On Wednesday, May 27, 2015 10:26 AM, Andrea Perego wrote:
>
>>>> [snip]
>>>>
>>>> 1. I don't see a requirement about the fact that spatial data must be
>>>> available in multiple formats. This is something that popped-up quite
>>>> frequently during the discussions in Barcelona, and it is implied by a
>>>> number of requirements.  I think this is something that must be
>>>> explicitly and clearly stated, and it goes together with the
>>>> linkability requirement, as both are key principles for the Web
>>>> architecture.
>>> much agreed, but I'd turn it around:
>>> Spatiotemporal data must be processable independently from their format
>> (while
>>> recognizing that the amount of metadata available in each format varies).
>> I tend to agree. But it's unclear to me how this will be implemented,
>> in practice. E.g., would this require that applications should be able
>> to consume spatial data irrespective of their format?
> Is the requirement that client and server need to be able to negotiate the format? If so, what exactly is the format. I guess it's not the media-type (e. g. RDF/XML, Turtle, ...) but something more like an RDF Shape [1]. I think we need to interact with the W3C data shape WG on this. There has been some discussion on shape negotiation on the LOD list [2] that I sparked off a few weeks ago, but there has been no consensus on the matter yet.
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2014/data-shapes/
> [2] Long thread starting at https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-lod/2015May/0034.html
>
> Best,
>
> Lars
>

FWIW, in OGC we use MIME types indeed for the coverage formats (such as
"image/tiff")

-Peter



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