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Re: CSIRO Australia has nominated Nicholas Car to Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group

From: Car, Nicholas (L&W, Dutton Park) <Nicholas.Car@csiro.au>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:15:11 +0000
To: Linda van den Brink <l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl>
CC: "jeremy.tandy@gmail.com" <jeremy.tandy@gmail.com>, "fd@w3.org" <fd@w3.org>, "jeremy.tandy@metoffice.gov.uk" <jeremy.tandy@metoffice.gov.uk>, "public-sdwig@w3.org" <public-sdwig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6C1DD0EC-3078-44C6-9EAA-DE7B83827747@csiro.au>
Hi Linda,

Thanks for welcoming me in. I’m not exactly new to the IG so I guess I know my way around!

We, CSIRO, are doing really major spatial Linked Data work at the moment which is national scale, authoratitive and multi aspect and heading for continued operations so it’s an exciting time for us to be in the IG.

You asked about my interests, well I think we really need more established spatial semantic practice such as standard ways of indicating proportional overlap of features, not just geo:sfOverlap. We need better handing of CRSes using Semantic Web techniques, better integration of observed spatial properties (area) with geometries etc. many of these things could, as suggested on the mailing list, be included in a GeoSPARQL v2.

Overall, I really like the OGC/W3C fusion that the SDW WG did so I’d like to be involved in follow-ons from that. I almost joined the SDW WG at setup time actually (while at CSIRO then at Geoscience Australia) but new babies prevented necessary after hours commitments from me then! 

I’m currently in the W3C’s Dataset Exchange WG of course and keen to see, with Rob A, Jo Abhayaratna etc., if the profiling mechanics there can be useful in semantic spatial land.



Nicholas Car
Senior Experimental Scientist
nicholas.car@csiro.au | 0477 560 177

> On 10 Jan 2019, at 8:13 pm, Linda van den Brink <l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl> wrote:
> Dear Nicholas,
> As chairs of the Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group me and Jeremy Tandy would like to welcome you! 
> We created this resource for newcomers: 
> https://github.com/w3c/sdw/blob/gh-pages/memberwelcome.md 
> It should tell you pretty much what you need to know and where you can find things. If you miss any information, please let us know! 
> If you’d like to tell us what your interest in the SDWIG is, by responding to this email, that would be much appreciated. We can also schedule a call with you, to discuss your interest area in spatial data on the web and how you could contribute. 
> François Daoust (fd@w3.org) is our W3C team contact and can assist you with W3C procedural / tooling issues.
> Once again welcome!
> Linda van den Brink
> Jeremy Tandy
> SDWIG chairs
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: sysbot+ipp@w3.org <sysbot+ipp@w3.org> 
> Verzonden: donderdag 10 januari 2019 07:36
> Aan: jeremy.tandy@gmail.com; Linda van den Brink <l.vandenbrink@geonovum.nl>; fd@w3.org; Gavin.Walker@csiro.au
> CC: w3c-archive@w3.org; nicholas.car@csiro.au
> Onderwerp: CSIRO Australia has nominated Nicholas Car to Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group
>  Dear AC Rep, Chair, Team Contact, and Participant,
> On January 10, 2019, 6:32  UTC, Nicholas Car became a participant in the Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group. This person was nominated by Gavin Walker.
> This also implies that the following commitments were made:
> - to  have reviewed the Process Document on individual participant qualifications (section 3.1 [1]),  Member participation in a Interest Group (section [2]) - in particular that (1) the Member will provide the necessary financial support for participation (e.g., for travel, telephone calls, and conferences), and (2) the AC representative attests that the individual accepts the participation terms set forth in the charter [3] -
> - to  agree to the participation conditions described in the Interest Group charter [3] For more information on Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group participation, see: http://www.w3.org/2004/01/pp-impl/102593/status
> 1. https://www.w3.org/2018/Process-20180201/#ParticipationCriteria

> 2. https://www.w3.org/2018/Process-20180201/#member-rep-ig

> 3. https://www.w3.org/groups/w3cgroups/102593/charter

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