Re: General comments on UCR doc


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]
> [2] Long thread starting at
> Best,
> Lars

FWIW, in OGC we use MIME types indeed for the coverage formats (such as


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