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Retrospective review: August focus days

From: Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:52:15 +0100
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Hello SDW IG folks …

The focus days for August are coming to an end. This email is a
retrospective look at our progress.

And in an attempt to improve visibility of focus days, Linda and Jeremy
have scheduled the next focus days for 3-7th September. This is the week
before the OGC TC meeting in Stuttgart - we're hoping that these focus days
will enable us to hit the ground running and take best advantage of the OGC
TC meeting.

For reference, you can find the status of all the SDW IG activities (as of
Monday 6-August) in the [email](
compiled by Linda and Jeremy earlier this week.

Also note that the teleconference about the [OGC Tech-Trends](
is scheduled for next week: 14-Aug. See the email from George Percival
George asks for review and comment on the [Spatial Data on the Web group of
for each Trend there is a GitHub Issue link where you can make comments.

In terms of housekeeping, Francois made some updates to the homepage and
Linda updated the [README](
https://github.com/w3c/sdw/blob/gh-pages/README.md) and the [member

Linda also created a new issue, [Issue #1069](
https://github.com/w3c/sdw/issues/1069) asking for IG feedback on whether
implementation evidence is a NECESSARY part of the standards development
process - even for conceptual model (aka. data models) and vocabularies.
This stems from the discussion about CityJSON / CityGML. Please give your
thoughts - we'd like to be able to present a SDW IG position on this at the
Stuttgart OGC TC meeting in 2nd-week of September.

Jeremy has reorganised the new Project proposals. We now have a new
placeholder [Project for proposals](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/projects/15)
- imaginatively called `Proposals`. Here you'll find [Issue #1067](
https://github.com/w3c/sdw/issues/1067) for "360-day calendar" and [Issue
#1068](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/issues/1068) for "Dicing or partitioning
ontology for RDF Data Cube".

Please review these proposals; before we promote them to IG activities, we
need sufficient support from the IG members. "Dicing or partitioning
ontology for RDF Data Cube" already has some discussion; nothing yet for
 "360-day calendar".

A look ahead to the coming meetings:

[OGC TC, Stuttgart](http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/1809tc) (September)
* Thanks to Clemens for pointing the IG at the joint OWS Common /
Architecture DWG sessions.
* Linda will present in the closing plenary on behalf of the SDW IG
describing what we're doing, our scope/mandate etc. - particularly how we
SUPPORT the existing standards process rather than circumvent it. Linda,
Jeremy and Scott are developing slides for the presentation.
* Linda has organised a slot for WebVMT in the Defence and Intelligence

[W3C TPAC, Lyon](https://www.w3.org/2018/10/TPAC/) (October)
* WebVMT and MapML are keen to run breakout sessions. Linda and Jeremy will
set up a conference call with Rob and Peter, plus Francois, to discuss the
approach, stakeholders and intended outcomes.
* CRS negotiation / Profile negotiation (stimulated from a discussion about
MapML) is a shared concern with the Data Exchange Working Group (DXWG);
we'll make sure to catch up at TPAC to discuss this further.
* We will also aim to catch up with the Linked Building Data Community
Group - in particular to share info on 3D geometry serialisations
(3D-tiles) - Josh: any update here?
* Opportunity to canvas wider support for the Statistical data on the Web
* Opportunity to look at accessibility concerns for Web-mapping

Project updates:

[SSN/SOSA ontology amendments](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/projects/3)
We had a new bug raised: [Issue #1062](
https://github.com/w3c/sdw/issues/1062). Armin responded to this. His [Pull
Request #1072](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/issues/1072)  awaits review.

[Geospatial Web Roadmap](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/projects/9)
Linda has progressed further with the roadmap; with the [first version](
https://w3c.github.io/web-roadmaps/sdw/) published for review with help
from Francois. Linda invites feedback via [Issue #1065](
https://github.com/w3c/sdw/issues/1065). Thank you to Scott for getting the
ball rolling.

Linda has also created a list of the OGC standards that are "not yet
friendly enough". The intent is to share this with the OGC Architecture
Board (OAB) to help drive discussion about evolution of OGC standards.
Linda will share an initial draft with the OAB during the Stuttgart OGC TC
meeting to see if the list, plus rationale for each item on the list, is
being provided in a way that is helpful for OAB's discussion. Feedback on
the list and associated rationale is requested via [Issue #1057](
https://github.com/w3c/sdw/issues/1057). Thank you to Clemens, Scott and
Peter for your comments. More feedback requested please!

[Spatial data on the Web Best Practices](
Focus in the Best Practice space is the implementation reports. Michael
promises to progress things once he's returned from holiday and has had a
chance to merge all the commits into the gh-pages branch so that the rest
of us know what to review.

[Statistical data on the Web](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/projects/2)
Bill published some updates on the stats-bp/dwbp-for-stats.md - adding
information about statistics usage / requirements etc. for each of the
general Data on the Web Best Practices. This builds on the original work
from Andrea Perego.

Linda has organised a slot for WebVMT in the Defence and Intelligence DWG
during the upcoming OGC TC meeting.

Rob is seeking ideas for OGC testbed development - see [Issue 1063](
https://github.com/w3c/sdw/issues/1063). However, note that we're waiting
on feedback from Scott regarding the best way to proceed with WebVMT in the
OGC community.

Rob is also seeking suggestions on topics for his proposed breakout session
at TPAC - see [Issue 1064](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/issues/1064)

Discussion continues both in SDW IG and DXWG regarding CRS negotiation.
Lars G Svennson [suggests](
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-sdwig/2018Aug/0001.html) that
CRS negotiation is a special case of profile negotiation. There is also a
discussion about use of HTTP headers to enable such negotiation, but Peter
that use of HTTP headers are a challenge for MapML as currently specified.

No progress has been made on the following Projects:

* [Linked Building Data](https://github.com/w3c/strategy/issues/94)
* [SSN Extensions](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/projects/7)
* [SSN Primer](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/projects/4)
* [CityJSON](https://github.com/w3c/strategy/issues/114)
* [Time ontology amendments](https://github.com/w3c/sdw/projects/5)

Please look at the Projects themselves, or the [status update](
https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-sdwig/2018Aug/0010.html) to see
where help is required.

Finally, we still have no contact regarding [Describing moving objects](
https://github.com/w3c/sdw/projects/6). Linda and Jeremy propose that we
_retire_ this activity. Things only happen in SDW IG if there are people
willing to do the work.

Linda and Jeremy
SDW IG co-chairs
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