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From: Scott Simmons <ssimmons@opengeospatial.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 06:56:32 -0600
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To: "Jarvis, Chris" <chris.jarvis@environment-agency.gov.uk>
Dear Chris,

I am really happy to hear that you are finding the SDWIG (and Best Practices) work useful. This work is having a big impact on evolving standards in OGC and W3C and better integrating OGC work with data on the web. A couple of things for you to browse as you look at improvements.

1. New Zealand has done a great job of integrating water quality data from a large number of local and national regulatory bodies in their “Can I swim here?” portal.
https://www.lawa.org.nz/explore-data/swimming/ <https://www.lawa.org.nz/explore-data/swimming/>

This effort uses a number of OGC standards, including WaterML. There is plenty more material available on this effort - just let me know!

2. The in-process update to the Web Feature Service standard (WFS 3.0) is heavily influenced by the work of the SDW Best Practices. You can watch or participate in advancing this work here:
https://github.com/opengeospatial/WFS_FES <https://github.com/opengeospatial/WFS_FES>

The WFS 3.0 current draft is also out for public comment, so we would certainly appreciate your review.
http://www.opengeospatial.org/pressroom/pressreleases/2830 <http://www.opengeospatial.org/pressroom/pressreleases/2830>

Best Regards,
Scott

Scott Simmons
Executive Director, Standards Program
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
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> On Oct 17, 2018, at 2:10 AM, Jarvis, Chris <chris.jarvis@environment-agency.gov.uk> wrote:
> 
> Dear SDWIG members
>  
> I have been looking at the outputs of the SDW working group and the SIG with great interest because of what we are up to…
>  
> We manage the UK’s Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs data sharing services which provide a broad range of access to environmental data through OGC web services and increasingly via linked data APIs. We have quite a lot going on including real-time access to flood warnings <http://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/doc/reference> and river levels and flows <http://environment.data.gov.uk/flood-monitoring/doc/reference#measures>, access to c. 15TB of Lidar data <http://environment.data.gov.uk/ds/survey/#/survey>, 50 million water quality <http://environment.data.gov.uk/water-quality/index.html> sample measurements, assets <https://environment.data.gov.uk/asset-management/doc/reference>, a wide range of regulation data <https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/api-reference> etc. 
>  
> When we need to, we build our own applications on top of the APIs e.g. bathing waters <http://environment.data.gov.uk/bwq/profiles/>, catchment data explorer <http://environment.data.gov.uk/catchment-planning/> and public registers <https://environment.data..gov.uk/public-register/view/index>; but there are some good examples of others taking our data and adding their own value e.g. Dsposa <https://dsposal.uk/>l, Red Cross Emergency App <https://www.redcross.org.uk/emergencyapp>
>  
> Up until recently our OGC web services and Linked Data services have been managed in too isolated a way, but we are currently working on major improvements and better integration of what we provide. As part of this we are gradually assessing our services against both Data on the Web and the Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices and using them to design how we develop and improve what we do.
>  
> The delivery model we follow is to contract out the technical development so we aim to be ‘intelligent clients’ rather than technical experts – but we are experienced in translating the technical delivery into business needs and in particular to environmental outcomes. (There are also 1 or 2 areas where we are reasonably strong around IP, derived data etc. that relate to some of the best practices e.g. provenance).
>  
> So – in essence take this first as our appreciation of the work of the Working Group and the SIG – it is incredibly useful to us.
>  
> Secondly, I hope that there may be something we can add from our practical experience so I am hoping I can join your group and look forward to contributing/meeting you soon…
>  
> Kind regards
>  
> Chris     
>  
>  
> Chris Jarvis  
> Data Sharing and Access Manager
>  
> FCRM Directorate
> Environment Agency
> Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH
> (+44)7876 216777
>  
> iDo you need help with data sharing? Contact us: data.info@environment-agency.gov.uk <blocked::mailto:data.info@environment-agency.gov.uk>
>  
>  
> Chris Jarvis  
> Data Sharing and Access Manager
>  
> FCRM Directorate
> Environment Agency
> Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH
> 07876 216777
>  
> iDo you need help with data sharing? Contact us: data.info@environment-agency.gov.uk <blocked::mailto:data.info@environment-agency.gov.uk>
>  
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