Geosemantics DWG


Abhayaratna, Jo (PSMA Australia) - Group Chair,
Cox, Simon (CSIRO) - Group Chair,
van den Brink, Linda (Geonovum) - Group Chair

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Group Description:

The scope of the Geosemantics DWG is any aspect of conceptual modeling and formal representation of geospatial knowledge which advances the the geospatial interoperability mission of OGC. A particular focus will be the adoption or development of tools and methods in support of these activities.

It is the mission of the Geosemantics DWG to establish an interoperable and actionable semantic framework for representing the geospatial knowledge domains of information communities as well as mediating between them.

Interoperability and integration of spatial data on the Web are also part of this mission. In January 2015 the W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced a new collaboration. W3C and OGC have each launched a Spatial Data on the Web Working Group through which the Geospatial and Web communities will document use cases and requirements, develop best practices for publishing spatial data on the Web, and advance some existing technologies to W3C Recommendations and OGC standards. The groups, both chaired by Ed Parsons and Kerry Taylor, will coordinate closely and publish documents jointly. See the OGC Spatial Data on the Web Working Group (OGC SDW WG) and W3C Spatial Data on the Web Working Group. The OGC SDWWG is constituted as a subgroup of the Geosemantics DWG.

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