The mission of the Spatial Data on the Web Working Group is to clarify and formalize the relevant standards landscape. In particular:
- to determine how spatial information can best be integrated with other data on the Web;
- to determine how machines and people can discover that different facts in different datasets relate to the same place, especially when 'place' is expressed in different ways and at different levels of granularity;
- to identify and assess existing methods and tools and then create a set of best practices for their use;
where desirable, to complete the standardization of informal technologies already in widespread use.Data Activity and is explicitly chartered to work in collaboration with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), in particular, the Spatial Data on the Web Task Force of the Geosemantics Domain Working Group. Formally, each standards body has established its own group with its own charter and operates under the respective organization's rules of membership, however, the 'two groups' will work together very closely and create a set of common outputs that are expected to be adopted as standards by both W3C and OGC and to be jointly branded.
Information about each deliverable is recorded in a separate page
- Use Cases and Requirements
- SDW Best Practices
- OWL Time Ontology
- Semantic Sensor Network Ontology
- Coverages in Linked Data
Please record efforts to secure review of documents in the Wide Review page
Evidence of adoption
Expected timeline for remaining deliverables as of July 2017:
|Spec||Last TR Publication||Final stage||Implementation report||Next step|
|Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices||Note||NOTE||Publication as a final Working Group Note mid-September 2017|
|Time Ontology in OWL||CR||REC||Implementation report||Publication as PR beginning of September 2017|
|Semantic Sensor Network Ontology||CR||REC||Usage document||Publication as PR beginning of September 2017|
|QB4ST: RDF Data Cube extensions for spatio-temporal components||Note||NOTE||Publication as a final Working Group Note end of July 2017|
- github index for all deliverables
- how to work with GitHub
- Glossary of terms
- Ontology Design Principles
- Technology Talks
- Coordinate Reference Systems
- Spatial Data Formats Catalog
Infrastructure & Contacts
The WG's main communication channel is its mailing list. This is publicly archived but only WG members may post to it.
The WG creates and maintains editors' drafts in its GitHub Repository.
WG co-chairs: Kerry Taylor, Australian National University, and Ed Parsons, Google
Team contacts: François Daoust (W3C), Scott Simmons (OGC)
You can contact the chairs and team directly via <email@example.com>
See the separate Meetings page for links to agendas, minutes, dial in details etc.
No more Face to Face meeting planned for the Working Group. The WG held face to face meetings twice a year, typically at OGC TC meetings and W3C TPAC. The creation of a follow-up Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group within W3C is under discussion. If created, that interest group will meet at TPAC 2017 in Burlingame, California, 6-10 November 2017.
See also the program of Technology Talks.
Publications, Presentations, Media about the Working Group
- K Taylor, E Parsons, Where Is Everywhere: Bringing Location to the Web Internet Computing, IEEE 19 (2), 83-87 2015
- Three part blog about the SDWWG by Frans: http://www.geodan.com/spatial-data-web/