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New forum to discuss standardization of Web maps

Standards are hard.  Just ask anyone who has been in the trenches of standards organizations working for the Web. Getting agreement on technical subjects requires a lot of effort, on the part of individuals and organizations.  The broader in scope the intended standard, the greater is the requirement for simple, clear language, meaning and function. Importantly, the greater is the requirement for diverse community input, if not agreement.

The Web Incubator Community Group (WICG) was created from the successful experience of the Responsive Images Community Group, in order to facilitate broader contribution to the development of Web standards that respond to community needs.

Realizing that mailing lists are not always the most productive environment in which to develop standards, the WICG hosts a discussion resource for the Web standards community based on the Discourse platform, and they have graciously accepted to host a category dedicated to Web mapping for the use of our and related communities.

The Maps For HTML Community Group is dedicated to the development of Web standards which support Web mapping, which with your help, will lead to integration of maps into the Web platform.

Please join us, and contribute to the grassroots of the Web mapping standards development process!

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