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Re: Chris Little's comments on the BP - Issues 128 and 204

From: Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:49:49 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHrFjcn7Wv4Ofxs5Rf0J-ZVbCC=nMG34vWMt4d+xzdn4rob8MA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>, George Percivall <gpercivall@opengeospatial.org>
Cc: Jon Blower <j.d.blower@reading.ac.uk>, Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>, SDW WG <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>, Chris Little <chris.little@metoffice.gov.uk>, Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com>
Yes I think we all agree, Raphaël - it's not the CRS that makes the French
Open Data portal authoritative,  however if it's data was also published
using CRS84 it's content might be more accessible to mainstream web
developers ?


On Fri, 19 Feb 2016 at 09:00 Raphaël Troncy <raphael.troncy@eurecom.fr>

> Hello Ed,
> > Thanks for your comments, you are of course correct that
> > much authoritative data held in various SDI' are published in local CRS
> > with various levels of visibility on the web. However they now represent
> > a very small proportion of the spatial data now on the web, I wonder how
> > many minutes of geocoded instagram pictures is equivalent to the French
> > Open Data Portal.
> Of course, I'm arguing that the mere quantity argument should be
> balanced with the authoritative and provenance argument. The French Open
> Data Portal attracts thousands of regular web developers that are highly
> encouraged (via hackatons, etc.) to re-use those high quality datasets:
> the ultimate administrative decomposition of the territory, the ultimate
> statistics in terms of employment, census, health, security, education,
> that all ministers provide, etc. There are already hundreds of
> applications that re-use those datasets, just go to the portal, you can
> see them all including their social ranking. You can also read the
> frequent complains about the average web developers that fight regularly
> on this issue, interpreting accurately the coordinates provided in those
> datasets. This is not about professional geospatialists, this is about
> average web developers that want to develop apps using authoritative
> data. I'm arguing that those people are largely part of our audience.
>    Raphaël
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