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Re: ACTION-98: Look at a list/matrix of the common formats (geojson, gml, rdf, json-ld) and what you can or can't achieve with it

From: Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:49:54 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHrFjcmJ8niG97f2mS13vaHJAAWFHmHgE-fusM8QoSNe8f-60A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, Clemens Portele <portele@interactive-instruments.de>
Cc: SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
I agree Spatialite is a interesting case, a database that is also a file..
esri's file geodatabase would be similar..

This is great work Clemens alhough I share your thoughts around JSON-LD  we
are premature calling a spatial format at the moment.

Ed

On Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:06 Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl> wrote:

> 2015-11-25 14:30 GMT+01:00 Clemens Portele <
> portele@interactive-instruments.de>:
>
>> Hi Frans,
>>
>> in general I have only added formats that I have some familiarity with.
>>
>> In the SpatialLite case, isn’t it more an implementation than a format?
>> The linked wikipedia page states: "SpatiaLite supports several open
>> standards from the OGC and has been listed as a reference implementation
>> for the proposed GeoPackage standard."
>>
>
> It can be considered a vector geometry format, like it says on the
> wikipedia page: *'Being a single binary file, SpatiaLite is also being
> used as a GIS vector format to exchange geospatial data'*. It is possible
> to see a SpatiaLite file as a smart Shapefile.
>
> On the other hand, one could say that OGC Simple Features is the actual
> format used by SpatiaLite. It depends on what we understand 'format' to
> mean exactly.
>
> Greetings,
> Frans
>
>
>
>
>> GeoPackage is in the list.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Clemens
>>
>>
>>
>> On 25 Nov 2015, at 14:25, Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl> wrote:
>>
>> Hello Clemens,
>>
>> Have you considered adding SpatiaLite
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpatiaLite> to the collection of formats?
>>
>> Greetings,
>> Frans
>>
>> 2015-11-25 14:16 GMT+01:00 Andrea Perego <andrea.perego@jrc.ec.europa.eu>
>> :
>>
>>> Hi, Clemens.
>>>
>>> Just to say that an option would be to create a page in the SDW wiki.
>>>
>>> Andrea
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 2:03 PM, Clemens Portele
>>> <portele@interactive-instruments.de> wrote:
>>> > Looking at
>>> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-sdw-wg/2015Nov/0052.html
>>> the table structure seems to be lost after the email is processed by the
>>> list software, so I will make the table available somewhere and send a link.
>>> >
>>> > Clemens
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >> On 25 Nov 2015, at 13:57, Clemens Portele <
>>> portele@interactive-instruments.de> wrote:
>>> >>
>>> >> Dear all,
>>> >>
>>> >> below is a first attempt at such a matrix for vector data only.
>>> >>
>>> >> Beside a review (I am not sure that everything is correct or
>>> adequate) this would need
>>> >> - additional explanations in text,
>>> >> - more work to align the terminology with the rest of the BP to make
>>> it understandable for the different target audiences,
>>> >> - links to the specification for each format.
>>> >>
>>> >> But before we work on this, I think we should have a discussion
>>> whether
>>> >> - this is what we were looking for in general,
>>> >> - the list of aspects is complete, too much, or missing important
>>> aspects (e.g. time support, closely coupled APIs / service interfaces, etc),
>>> >> - the list of formats is ok or whether we need to remove / add some.
>>> >>
>>> >> I hope the table is still readable once it passes the W3C list
>>> software :)
>>> >> …
>>> >> Best regards,
>>> >> Clemens
>>> >>
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>> Institute for Environment & Sustainability
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>>>
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>>>
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>>> position of the European Commission.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> --

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