SVG Mapping Task Force Work Statement

SVG Mapping Task Force is a task force of the Scalable Vector Graphics Working Group (SVG WG). It focuses on the specific needs and features of mapping and cartography with SVG.


This task force is active.


The objective of the SVG Mapping Task Force is to research and develop use cases and requirements for the use of SVG in mapping, and suggest new features of particular use to mapping, especially features that would be useful to general SVG content.

Scope of Work

The task force is a subset of the participants of the SVG WG. Accordingly, the SVG Mapping Task Force operates under the SVG WG charter.

The task force provides a forum for identification and discussion of mapping features, and development and publication of specifications, including, but not limited to:

This list is marked and loosely ordered by priority based on urgency. These priorities may change over time.

Work approach

SVG Mapping Task Force communications are publicly visible. Communication mechanisms for SVG Mapping Task Force include:

  1. Email discussion takes place on the SVG Mapping Task Force's public-svgmap mailing list (public-svgmap archive).
  2. Weekly (or more frequently, as needed) teleconferences; minutes from the teleconferences are sent to the mailing list.
  3. Discussion in IRC channel #svg. IRC will be use for taking minutes during Task Force teleconferences andas a primary discussion channel between teleconferences.
  4. Monthly (or more frequently, as needed) updates and feedback in CSS WG and SVG WG teleconferences, as appropriate. Task Force Facilitators are primarily responsible for this liaison purpose.
  5. Issues are tracked in a SVG Mapping TF instance of Tracker.
  6. Some documentation is available from the SVG WG Wiki.
  7. The first task of the SVG Mapping Task Force will be to draft its initial work plan.

Task Force Facilitators MAY form subteams (composed of Task Force participants) to carry out assignments for the Task Force. The scope of these assignments will NOT exceed the scope defined herein for this Task Force. The Task Force will document the process it uses to create subteams (e.g., each subteam might have an informal "Work Statement").


Any member of either the CSS WG or the SVG WG may participate in the SVG Mapping TF. It is desirable, but not necessary, that all SVG Mapping Task Force participants are members of both groups and accept W3C's Patent Policy for the CSS WG and Patent Policy for the SVG WG.

Participants must actively contribute to the work of SVG Mapping Task Force, including:

  1. 6 to 8 hours per month of SVG Mapping Task Force work;
  2. Remain current on the SVG Mapping Task Force mailing list and respond in a timely manner to postings;
  3. Participate in SVG Mapping Task Force telephone meetings, or send regrets to the SVG Mapping Task Force mailing list.

Contact Doug Schepers or Chris Lilley with questions or to become a participant of SVG Mapping Task Force.

Members of the public who are not covered by the W3C Patent Policy can send input to the public-svgmap mailing list (public-svgmap archive). Messages should clearly indicate the deliverable to which they are related.


Team Contacts from the WG oversee attention to W3C Process with respect to the chartered requirements of the respective WGs. The Facilitators set agenda, lead meetings, determine consensus, and are the primary liaison to the WGs.

Initial Participants

  1. Doug Schepers (W3C)
  2. Chris Lilley (W3C)
  3. Andreas Neumann (Invited Expert)
  4. Erik Dahlström (Opera)
  5. Cameron McCormack (Mozilla)

Last updated on $Date: 2011/03/02 01:30:32 $ by $Author: schepers $

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