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Best Practices for Publishing, Retrieving, and Using Spatial Data on the Web

van den Brink, Linda and Barnaghi, Payam and Tandy, Jeremy and Atemezing, Ghislain A and Atkinson, Rob and Cochrane, Byron and Fathy, Yasmin and García-Castro, Raúl and Haller, Armin and Harth, Andreas and Janowicz, Krzysztof and Kolozali, Sefki and van Leeuwen, Bart and Lefrançois, Maxime and Lieberman, Josh and Perego, Andrea and Le Phuoc, Danh and Roberts, Bill and Taylor, Kerry and Troncy, Raphael (2019) 'Best Practices for Publishing, Retrieving, and Using Spatial Data on the Web.' Semantic Web, 10 (1). pp. 95-114. ISSN 1570-0844

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Data owners are creating an ever richer set of information resources online, and these are being used for more and more applications. With the rapid growth of connected embedded devices, GPS-enabled mobile devices, and various organizations that publish their location-based data (i.e., weather and traffic services), maps and geographical and spatial information (i.e., GIS and open maps), spatial data on the Web is becoming ubiquitous and voluminous. However, the heterogeneity of the available spatial data, as well as some challenges related to spatial data in particular make it difficult for data users, web applications and services to discover, interpret and use the information in large and distributed web systems. This paper summarizes some of the efforts that have been undertaken in the joint W3C/OGC Working Group on Spatial Data on the Web, in particular the effort to describe the best practices for publishing spatial data on the Web. This paper presents the set of principles that guide the selection of these best practices, describes best practices that are employed to enable publishing, discovery and retrieving (querying) this type of data on the Web, and identifies some areas where a best practice has not yet emerged.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geographic information systems; spatial data; Web technologies; World Wide Web; W3C; Open Geospatial Consortium; OGC
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2018 13:15
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:24

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