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Re: CRS best practices: Google Geocoding API [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

From: Frans Knibbe <frans.knibbe@geodan.nl>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:48:03 +0200
Message-ID: <CAFVDz42uySMw5OcBj7_6PiWLLnpPTtDmv+1BFEKfrMmZHY3B8Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
Cc: SDW WG Public List <public-sdw-wg@w3.org>
Hi Andy,

Your point about coordinates on other celestial bodies was well made. It is
an example of data that are spatial but not geographical. I am sure that in
the  sentence *“(WGS 84) Coordinate Reference System is used in almost all
cases where spatial data is published on the Web” *the term 'spatial
data' was meant to read 'geographical data'. There is an awful lot of
non-geographical spatial (geometric) data out there, on widely different

I hope that the work of the SDWWG can make a significant contribution to
bringing all different kinds of spatial data together on the web, so it
remains very important to ever acknowledge that that space entails much
more that geography.


On 28 March 2017 at 00:19, Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:

> On 27 March 2017 at 11:54, Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com> wrote:
> > I would argue that much of the Geo expert community data published in CRS
> > other than WGS84 is largely invisible on the web not accessible behind
> > opaque service interfaces, so the claim that the vast majority of spatial
> > data on the web is WGS84 holds true..
> Returning to my point about coordinates on other globes (did anyone
> see that? I've seen no responses), would you say those on Wikipedia
> are "largely invisible on the web not accessible behind opaque service
> interfaces"?
> --
> Andy Mabbett
> @pigsonthewing
> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
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