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[sdw] Best Practice 12 - Convenience APIs (#1237)

From: Peter Rushforth via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:17:04 +0000
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prushforth has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/sdw:

== Best Practice 12 - Convenience APIs  ==
Thanks everybody for discussion of this idea at today's meeting of the IG.  Background email discussion thread is [here](https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-sdwig/2021Jan/0002.html).   Please feel free to comment on this issue if you have more to add.  Link to 2021-01-07 meeting minutes.

Summary

The Spatial Data on the Web [Best Practice 13](https://www.w3.org/TR/sdw-bp/#convenience-apis) recommends providing 'convenience APIs' for application consumers.  

The context of use for our discussion is _the Web_; having a set of recommended scales associated to a CRS **by its definition** would allow all downstream 'applications' of that CRS to 'inherit' the recommended scale set.  (This may be a too-liberal interpretation of what constitutes an 'API', but it might be convenient - TBD).  

Such applications could include not only Web maps, Web services/APIs, and Web applications such as, for example augmented reality, but also data collection activities, which might be usefully informed of the recommended set of scales that the data will be primarily used at and so calibrate their activities to collect or create data at appropriate resolutions and with scale-appropriate data models.   








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