- 1 SVGTL and Dynamic document loading
- 2 Zooming and pannning
- 3 Projection (Transformation)
- 4 Other use cases in cases where iframe is used
- 5 Non-scaling objects
- 6 Mapping taskforce update
SVGTL and Dynamic document loading
- See separated detailed Page : SVGTL and DynamicDocumentLoading
Zooming and pannning
Zooming and Panning
This is generally useful for scalable graphics content.
It is infered that the buit-in zooming and panning UI with pinch/drag already comes equipped with almost all browsers for smartphones and tablets. Meanwhile, UIs of PC browsers for zooming and panning are limited.
|stakagi|| I'd like to focus on zooming and panning features because the features are more generic. Will we include 'controls' attribute to suggest UA to switch built-in zooming/pannning UI in SVG2 specification? 
And I want you to have the following discussions.
Although map can be scaled up from grobal level to block level many times, built-in zooming implemented on some browsers doesn't support such zooming-level.
Performances for transition in zooming and panning
It may be required for zooming & panning with pinch/drag to seamlessly display the transition. In order to handle a great number of SVG shape elements, such display feature is often implemented with an approach to zoom and pan the map represented as a raster image while its transition after the redrawing is suspended.
|stakagi||For instance, there are ideas to revise a specification for suspendRedraw and unsuspendRedraw. Specifically, if viewBox or currentScale is changed while suspendRedraw is called, unsuspendRedraw should not automatically be called. On the other hand, a process changing the display of map with a raster image should be run.|
From geo community, support of Mercator projection is frequently required for SVG Map. However, SVG2 does not support such a nonlinear transformation.
Ideas to solve the issue
- Application of CSS Shaders (Non-linear transfomation)
- Use of linear coordinate system in Mercator projection as globalcoordinateSystem (Instead of WGS84 lat/lng)
In the latter case, the specification for SVG TL will be not changed because the transformation between Mercator coordinate system and SVG coordinate one is linear. URL corresponding to EPSG:3857 (not yed defined) just has to be written in srsName. Therefore, this falls outside of SVG specification.
|stakagi||I think that utilization of CSS shaders is ideal. Although GIS community might hope to use EPSG3857, it is outside of SVG specification.|
Other use cases in cases where iframe is used
Distributed dynamic layers (or distributed Web Map Apps)
UI specially-designed for each Dynamic Layer
- Where iframe of UI is in the same origin as parents' layer.
Use-cases of Non-scaling objects
A feature to appropriately switch visual effects according to zooming is essential for mapping. For example, as a map is zoomed-in, only proper size map tiles including proper size POI are necessary for display. There are some cases where POIs such as characters and icons on the map should be displayed in a fixed size and geographical position regardless of zoom ratio.
In addition, this feature is no longer limited to map. Here are use cases of the feature including other than maps.
- Contour of character face in animation
- Letter strings tagged to object areas in an image on SNS site
- Components of graphical user interface to be displayed at all time
- Guide markers for resizing an object in image editing
- Visual effects as background such as heart and star marks
- Banner advertisement
- Central character or its body part with any item on the game played by scrolling the viewing area of window into perspective
- Parallax web design according to zooming
Transform ref issue
About SVG Tiny 1.2's TransformRef;
Depending on viewport size, the size of the object to which transform="ref(svg,x,y)" is applied change. The fixed size object is required without relation to viewport size. Mr. Alex knows this.
Mapping taskforce update
Approval from Japanese Industrial Standards
It was determined by the government that following two specifications are adopted as Japanese Industrial Standards (de-jure standards of Japan) in the 2012 fiscal year.
- JIS X.4197 : SVG Tiny 1.2
- JIS X.7197 : Tiling and Layering Module for SVG Tiny 1.2
Besides, these may be revised in accordance with recommendation of SVG2.
Relationship with OpenStreetMap
KDDI started to collaboratively work with GeoRepublic, which is representative company for promotion of OSM in Japan.
- Held Working Groups Session to discuss mapping with SVG at the 6th Annual International OpenStreetMap Conference (SoTM) (9.6.2012-).
- New mapping standards for the web
SVGOPEN2012 Mapping Panel
SVG Mapping Community Group
We have lost oppotunities to cooperative with GIS Community because SVG IG and SVG IG Japan are closed. In order to improve our current situation, there is a way to establish Mapping CG.
Themes to be considered
- Issue for mapping projection (mentioned above)
- Considering the way to harmonize SVG mapping with existing GeoStandards mapping (More than 100 standards formats are supported in OpenLayers) and sharing the implementation knowledge
- Cooperation with OpenStreetMap and OpenLayers