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Re: BP 11 - 'convenience APIs'

From: Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:38:56 +0000
Message-ID: <CADtUq_0_LrB3aF+J=vKsY-NMQ4rOZO7Rq_p7y+XmoaaWt1xBEQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Clemens Portele <portele@interactive-instruments.de>
Cc: SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Thank you!

On Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at 12:37 Clemens Portele <
portele@interactive-instruments.de> wrote:

> Right now I have included text (inspired by the text in BP12) that the API
> should "support queries for spatial things based on user needs. For spatial
> data, a typical need is to support searching data located in a specific
> area, for example, an area shown as a map in an application. Where users
> often look for a particular spatial thing without knowning its identifier,
> a fault-tolerant free-text search on the name, label or other property may
> be useful."
>
> If we can be more specific about the type of search capabilities (and have
> examples for those), this would be helpful. http://statistics.gov.scot/ seems
> to be a good candidate for such an example (although the API tab on the
> search page is blank?).
>
> OpenSearch Geo and Temporal are mentioned as examples.
>
> Clemens
>
> On 1 Mar 2017, at 13:29, Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Clemens-
>
> one thing to tee up for this afternoon's discussion is whether there's
> anything specific we should say in BP11 about Search - especially if we
> remove BP12.
>
> For BP12, I think that this could easily be incorporated into BP11; but
> note that Josh said that he would provide advice about what functions
> should be included to support _spatial_ search.
>
> Josh- any comment?
>
> BTW, I recall that the original suggestion for what became BP12 originated
> from Bill. He identified where users don't often know the exact name of URI
> of the spatial thing they're looking for, so offering a search operation is
> vital, e.g. textual search on name to return list of identifiers,
> opensearch geo [and temporal] query patterns, and (if you're using RDF
> DataCube) what else is listed in the same dimension. See Swirrl's
> http://statistics.gov.scot/#explore_home and
> http://statistics.gov.scot/search by way of examples.
>
> Jeremy
>
> On Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at 12:25 Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Just to say that Clemen's PR [1] has been merged into the Editor's Draft
> (thanks Linda!).
>
> [1]:  https://github.com/w3c/sdw/pull/587
>
> On Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at 12:22 Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks Clemens -
>
> If you would like we could swap discussion of BPs 11, 12 and 13 into the
> "main" part of this afternoon's agenda in place of the discussion about
> sitemaps; Lars has offered regrets so we wouldn't get his input on that
> discussion.
>
> Jeremy
>
> On Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at 10:18 Clemens Portele <
> portele@interactive-instruments.de> wrote:
>
> Dear all,
>
> in the last BP telecon (https://www.w3.org/2017/02/15-sdwbp-minutes) I
> took the action to work on the best practice related to the convenience
> APIs to access spatial data (BP 11). As we have our next BP call today, I
> want to provide an update on the status.
>
> An updated version is now in this pull request (many thanks to Jeremy for
> his input): https://github.com/w3c/sdw/pull/587. Only the introduction to
> section 12.6 and BP 11 have been changed (plus the bibliography).
>
> The main change has been to consolidate this BP with the changes that
> occurred in DWBP before it was finalised and focus on the specific aspects
> that relate to spatial data and SDIs.
>
> The current WD has some additional ideas for examples, but I have removed
> them when they were using generalized APIs, not specific to spatial data or
> unclear to me. If anyone has text for more examples, this would be good.
>
> Bart: You should check, if your input is represented properly or if you
> would like to propose any amendments.
>
> I think that we could remove BPs 12 and 13 as they are essentially covered
> by the DWBP best practices and BP 11 (maybe some of the current text in the
> two BPs could be moved to BP 11), but it would be good to have examples
> that relate to these BPs in BP 11.
>
> Best regards,
> Clemens
>
>
>
>
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