Joint W3C - OGC online workshop on standardizing maps for the Web, September 21st - October 2nd

Dear colleagues,

Natural Resources Canada will host a joint W3C-OGC workshop series on standardizing maps for the Web, in September and October.

We had planned to hold the workshop in conjunction with the June OGC meeting, but due to the global situation we had to cancel / postpone.  This workshop series is the replacement.

As before, the goal is to start a conversation between web browser developers, web map creators, geospatial experts, and web standards editors about how appropriate standardization could improve web mapping, for creators and for especially for end users.

We've redesigned the structure of the workshop to optimize for global participation. Instead of a few days of tightly scheduled sessions, we are planning to spread the (video) presentations out over two weeks in late September 2020, with written discussion to continue through October, so that everyone has a chance to catch up & comment on the discussion topics.

We also want to continue with the original plan to have "hack" sessions, where community members can welcome new contributors to their open-source projects. The full details are still being worked out; feedback or suggestions are welcome.

An overview of the workshops & potential topics is at
The full call for participation, with details on how to register or to suggest a talk or hack session, is on the same website, at <>

Deadline for proposals is June 30th, so that we have plenty of time to arrange a full agenda before September.  It would also be helpful if interested participants could fill in the basic registration form sooner rather than later, so that we know who is interested, what you're interested in discussing, and whether we need to work harder to get the word out!

And of course, we strongly encourage you to share news about the workshop within your organizations and communities, and with anyone else you think would be interested in improving maps on the web.


Peter Rushforth

Technology Advisor
Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
Natural Resources Canada / Government of Canada<> / Tel: 613-759-7915

Conseiller technique
Centre canadien de cartographie et d'observation de la Terre
Ressources naturelles Canada / Gouvernement du Canada<> / TÚl: 613-759-7915

Received on Monday, 27 April 2020 19:29:08 UTC