Geospatial XG Workshop

17 Nov 2006


Weaving a Fabric for the Geospatial Web

The purpose of this workshop is to solicit input and feedback on carrying out the objectives of the W3C Geospatial Incubator Group (Geospatial XG) . These objectives center on leveraging existing and new W3C standards to enrich the Web with geospatial knowledge. The objectives also face a challenge of connecting the expertise and expectations of two communities, the Semantic Web community and the Geospatial Web community.

Workshop invitees represent one, other, or both communities in the Boston area with interests in developing the common ground between them.This workshop will do two things. First, it provides an introduction to the ways standards organizations are looking at geographic information and services on the Web. And second, it offers a forum to discuss how standards and research in this area should inform one another, particularly in the Cambridge-Harvard-MIT context.


Time Topic
10:00-10:15 Introduction to the Geospatial XG
10:15-10:30 Geo and GeoRSS: Geotagging and Geomashup
10:30-11:00 Participant stories
11:00-11:30 Roles of W3C and OGC in envisioning and building the Geospatial Semantic Web
11:30-12:00+ Discussion of next research and standardization steps.


Friday morning, 17 November from 10am EST to noon in the Star conference room, Stata Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA


Joshua Lieberman

Geospatial XG Coordinator
Principal, Traverse Technologies
tel +1 (617) 395-7766 fax: +1 (815) 717-981

Raj Singh

Open Geospatial Consortium
+1 (617) 642-9372