Spatial Data on the Web Working Group

Chair(s):

Parsons, Ed (Google)

Group Charter:

Download Charter document

Group Description:

End date

30 July 2017

Confidentiality

Proceedings are public

Initial Chairs

Kerry Taylor, CSIRO

Ed Parsons, Google

Initial Team Contacts

Denise McKenzie, OGC

Scott Simmons

Phil Archer, W3C

Usual Meeting Schedule

Teleconferences: weekly 

Face-to-face: twice annually, ideally alternating between an OGC TC and W3C's TPAC

The OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group (SDWWG) is constituted as a subgroup of the OGC Geosemantics DWG. It will operate in collaboration with a parallel group in W3C of the same name. Further information on the membership arrangements for the groups can be found in the charter. The charter for the OGC SDWWG can be found here.

The Mission of the SDWWG working group is to clarify and formalize the relevant standards landscape for spatial on the web. 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.

All working group proceedings will be available via W3C at http://www.w3.org/2015/spatial/.

 The Working Group developed and published the following documents:

Specification title Published versions Publication date
Spatial Data on the Web Use Cases & Requirements Working Group Note
Editor's Draft
25 October 2016
Spatial Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group Note
Editor's Draft
28 September 2017
Time Ontology in OWL Recommendation
Editor's Draft
19 October 2017
Semantic Sensor Network Ontology Recommendation
Editor's Draft
19 October 2017
Publishing and Using Earth Observation Data with the RDF Data Cube and the Discrete Global Grid System Working Group Note
Editor's Draft
28 September 2017
QB4ST: RDF Data Cube extensions for spatio-temporal components Working Group Note
Editor's Draft
28 September 2017
Overview of the CoverageJSON format Working Group Note
Editor's Draft
11 July 2017

Additional information about some of the deliverables is available in dedicated pages: