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Re: Introducing CityJSON

From: Ed Parsons <eparsons@google.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:23:12 +0000
Message-ID: <CAHrFjc=icfk5fkTJw5sGC+E49Q8o6c14yjOV+vT9wEg5NWpjew@mail.gmail.com>
To: Linda van den Brink <l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl>
Cc: "public-sdwig@w3.org" <public-sdwig@w3.org>, Jeremy Tandy <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com>, Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>, Scott Simmons <ssimmons@opengeospatial.org>, "Hugo Ledoux [h.ledoux@tudelft.nl]" <h.ledoux@tudelft.nl>
Clearly interesting, although the development and standardisation of
encoding would be outside the scope of the group ?
There is clearly a common thread of moving away from pointy brackets (XML),
perhaps there is something the group can do highlight common patterns in
this process.


On Fri, 2 Feb 2018 at 09:00 Linda van den Brink <l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl>

> Hi group,
> At the end of last year I had a discussion with Hugo Ledoux of Delft
> University. He and some others have created a spatial data format called
> CityJSON and are looking for options to further develop and possibly
> standardize this format.
> CityJSON is an encoding of CityGML, an open standardised data model and
> exchange format to store digital 3D models of cities and landscapes.
> CityGML is implemented as an application schema for GML3, and it is an
> official international standard of the OGC.
> CityJSON is an alternative encoding in, you guessed it, JSON. The aim of
> CityJSON is to offer an alternative to the GML encoding of CityGML, which
> can be verbose and complex. CityJSON aims at being easy-to-use, both for
> reading datasets, and for creating them. It was designed with programmers
> in mind, so that tools and APIs supporting it can be quickly built. It was
> also designed to be compact, and friendly for web and mobile development.
> See http://www.cityjson.org/ for more.
> Because the SDWIG is all about web-, programmer-, and mobile development
> friendly standards, I think CityJSON could be of interest to this group.
> Any thoughts, opinions?
> Linda

*Ed Parsons *FRGS
Geospatial Technologist, Google

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