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RE: invitation to participate in developing Statistical Data on the Web Best Practices

From: Little, Chris <chris.little@metoffice.gov.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:35:24 +0000
To: Bill Roberts <bill@swirrl.com>, "public-sdwig@w3.org" <public-sdwig@w3.org>, Cotton Franck <franck.cotton@insee.fr>
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Bill, Franck,

Thanks for this background.

I am still interested in SSCG but from the SDWIG and OGC direction, but at a relatively low level, as my interest is in scientific stats (I am a meteorologist!).

I am also interested from the temporal aspects too, as current Chair of the OGC Temporal Domain WG, and junior author of the W3C OWL-Time Recommendation.


Chris Little BA, MSc, FRMetS, MBCS
Chair, OGC Meteorology & Oceanography Domain Working Group
Chair, OGC Temporal DWG
Member, OGC Architecture Board

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From: Bill Roberts <bill@swirrl.com>
Sent: 16 September 2019 16:42
To: public-sdwig@w3.org
Cc: Cotton Franck <franck.cotton@insee.fr>
Subject: invitation to participate in developing Statistical Data on the Web Best Practices

The Semantic Statistics Community Group (SSCG, https://www.w3.org/community/semstats/) is working together with the W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group (SDWIG,https://www.w3.org/2017/sdwig/) to put together a document on Statistical Data on the Web Best Practices.  We also plan to coordinate with the recently chartered Open Geospatial Consortium Statistical Domain Working Group.

The work is being coordinated by a joint effort between Franck Cotton of INSEE, co-chair of the SSCG, and me (Bill Roberts of Swirrl, a member of SDWIG.  We would love to have contributions from anyone with experience of sharing statistical data via the web.

Our plan is to produce a document to be published jointly by the W3C and OGC, in the style of the Data on the Web Best Practices https://www.w3.org/TR/dwbp/  It will cover how some of the DWBPs should be interpreted and applied for the case of statistical data, as well as adding sections on issues specific to statistical data.  The emphasis will be on government-style statistics (as opposed to say scientific measurements) though many aspects of the work may be quite generally applicable.

The aim is to have a first version of it, by the end of this year.  The work will be coordinated online, supplemented by occasional conference calls.  Once we have some expressions of interest, we will set up a first call for introductions and activity planning.

We plan to take into account previous work in the area, including the work of national statistical institutes and international organisations or joint bodies such as the UN, Eurostat, World Bank and the features and example implementations of standards such as SCOVO, RDF Data Cube, SDMX, SKOS, XKOS.

We will be looking for examples of good practice and success stories, problems encountered, analysis of issues or challenges, suggestions for areas that need research or discussion, and established or candidate solutions to particular challenges.

If you would like to get involved, please reply via this mailing list (https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-sdwig/) , or direct to bill@swirrl.com<mailto:bill@swirrl.com> or franck.cotton@insee.fr<mailto:franck.cotton@insee.fr>

Best regards

Bill Roberts
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