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Re: Make your data indexable by search engines

From: Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:33:13 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHrFjcn1jg48Z1twJrpa5vp6WMYZEwvmREBz4e38P1j4T5n48Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Linda van den Brink <l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl>, Byron Cochrane <bcochrane@linz.govt.nz>, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
Cc: "SDW WG (public-sdw-wg@w3.org)" <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
I'm ok with the original text actually...

Ed

On Wed, 24 Aug 2016, 09:06 Linda van den Brink, <l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl>
wrote:

> DCAT is more for getting your dataset metadata into data portal catalogs
>  like CKAN.
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> Byron I still have to look in detail at your proposal compared to the
> current BP text. From briefly glancing at it, I gather you propose to
> remove quite a bit of text and I’m not sure I’m happy about that. If I know
> what the gist is of the issue you have with the current text, we can have a
> discussion. Meanwhile, what do others think?
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> *Van:* Byron Cochrane [mailto:bcochrane@linz.govt.nz]
> *Verzonden:* woensdag 24 augustus 2016 00:57
> *Aan:* 'Dan Brickley'
> *CC:* 'eparsons@google.com'; 'SDW WG (public-sdw-wg@w3.org)'
> *Onderwerp:* RE: Make your data indexable by search engines
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> Hi Dan,
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> Thanks for the feedback.  I wondered about DCAT.  It was a last minute
> addition thinking it might help because it would provide linkages that
> crawlers could follow??  If it is not appropriate let’s take it out.  I by
> no means claim any expertise in SEO.
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> Cheers,
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> Byron
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> *From:* Dan Brickley [mailto:danbri@google.com <danbri@google.com>]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, 23 August 2016 6:18 p.m.
> *To:* Byron Cochrane
> *Cc:* eparsons@google.com; SDW WG (public-sdw-wg@w3.org)
> *Subject:* Re: Make your data indexable by search engines
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> On 23 August 2016 at 03:55, Byron Cochrane <bcochrane@linz.govt.nz> wrote:
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> Hi,
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> I have been struggling with the “Make your data indexable by search
> engines” BP.   While I agree that it is useful to make data discoverable by
> common search engines, there is much is the discussion include in this BP
> that I take issue with.  But also, it seems too wordy to be easily
> understood.  So I have created a “Starter for Ten” revision that I feel
> focuses on the main idea while removing the contentious arguments while not
> decreasing the impact (I hope).
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> Here it is:
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> *Make your data indexable by search engines*
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> *Search engines should be able to crawl and index metadata for spatial
> data on the web.*
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> *Why?*
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> In SDIs, data are commonly managed and published through the provision of
> authoritative ISO 19115 metadata collated in web based catalogs.  These
> catalogs and metadata may be difficult for non-professionals to find and
> use as they often do not support discovery through common search engines.
> These data therefore do not find their broadest audience. This is
> particularly true for SpatialThings that reside inside datasets.
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> *Intended Outcome*
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> Metadata for spatial data, datasets and SpatialThings, are indexable by
> search engine crawlers thereby making these data discoverable through
> common search engines.
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> *Possible Approach to Implementation*
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> To make your data indexable by search engines expose the appropriate
> elements of the spatial metadata (ISO 19115 and other) in formats that
> crawlers can use, such as DCAT, Schema.org, microdata and Opensearch.
> Where possible, do this at both the dataset and SpatialThing level.
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> Which search engines use DCAT?
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> Dan
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> Look forward to getting some feedback.
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> Cheers,
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