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Re: General comments on UCR doc

From: Peter Baumann <p.baumann@jacobs-university.de>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 14:57:41 +0200
Message-ID: <5565BF45.6040101@jacobs-university.de>
To: 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>
Hi Andrea,

On 05/27/15 10:25, Andrea Perego wrote:
> Hi, Peter.
>>> [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?

applications would understand a slate of formats. Just as it is today: some
understand more (eg, GDAL), some less. Image processing functionality, once
"imported", is more or less independent from the initial format.

This way, it becomes a service quality indicator of a service, which and how
many formats it understands. Today, we have to do such searches manually (guess
we all have spent time searching for "some tool that can read this file"
already); the OGC WCS standard mandates that the list of formats supported is
advertised by a server, which should be useful information for discovery of
service quality.


> Thanks
> Andrea

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