Web Semantics1 TL;DR: “machines” use the HTML structure of Web pages to enable the coherent transmission of the document content’s meaning to the user. Maps and locations are not currently reflected in HTML’s structure, nor browser rendering engines, and so … Continue reading
This post is a bit of catch up for several months of activity. I hope it summarizes most of what we’ve worked on since about the beginning of October 2020, just after our successful workshop. If you see that I’ve … Continue reading
So, the big idea is this: MapML resolves the Web Platform gap by combining map and map data semantics into a hypermedia format that is syntactically and architecturally compatible with and derived from HTML. MapML provides a standardized way for … Continue reading
Draft reports on the following topics are available for review: Use Cases and Requirements for Web Maps Map Markup Language Contributions are welcome through the Community Group CLA.
“The idea is like grass. It craves light, likes crowds, thrives on crossbreeding, grows better for being stepped on.” —Ursula K. Le Guin via @dauwhe
Progressive Enhancement is at the heart of the Web. The Maps for HTML Community Group is making PE work for maps.
Maps for HTML was the subject of a paper presented by Peter Rushforth (slides) at the Location Web 2016 workshop, which was part of the WWW2016 conference in Montreal, April 11-15.
New post today about the GeoWeb here. The topic is the intersection of interests of the Web and Web mapping communities, and so can be a bit hard to think about because you have to put yourself (in most … Continue reading
There is a new Maps4HTML organization on GitHub, dedicated to the use of the Maps For HTML Community Group. Every member of this Community Group has received an invitation to join the members team on that organization. Members can create repos associated … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading