Participant Submissions & Other Background Material
This page collects background reading material from and for workshop participants.
Participants are invited to submit summaries of their projects and priorities, for review by others before the event. See the call for participation for more.
In addition to the formal position statements from individuals and organizations, the organizers welcome suggestions of links to related standards, research, reports, proposals and explainers, software projects, or datasets. These can be submitted by email to the program committee, or by filing a GitHub issue on the workshop series website.
Participant Position Statements
Position statements can be submitted on behalf of an organization, or as an individual. Either way, they should be short introductions, to help other workshop participants understand your priorities and experience.
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Related Standards, Proposals and Other Reports
Existing standards for online geospatial data provide relevant context; successful ones should be integrated into maps for the web, while less successful ones provide important warnings. Proposals can be compared and critiqued, to find the shared goals and strategies. Reports compiling requirements for different use cases provide a framework for measuring those proposals.
- MapML and related proposals from the Maps for HTML Community Group
The Maps for HTML Community Group is a W3C community of individuals and organizations who share the objective of extending HTML with maps and location.
A primary focus of work has been a proposal for a native HTML
mapelement, and a matching markup-based map layer data format, MapML:
- Use Cases and Requirements for Standardizing Web Maps
- OGC standards for Web map services
World wide, spatial data infrastructures and Web map content are accessed through services that implement OGC standards, including:
There is a distinct trend towards JSON-ified hypermedia API versions of all of these legacy standards, making this content accessible to Web developers in a simplified fashion. The recently published OGC API - Features standard is a response, in part, to the growing popularity of Web APIs.
Software Projects and Geospatial Data
Many organizations, both open/non-profit and commercial, are actively working on Web map software and supporting data sets. Their experience is essential for a standardization effort.
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