RDA P3 BoF Geospatial information

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20 February 2014 1716 reads

The Geospatial information BoF will be chaired by Simon Cox, simon.cox[at]csiro.au

Geospatial characteristics are import in much research data, particularly in the environmental and social sciences. Map-oriented discovery and visualization interfaces are common, and there is a relatively mature system of software and standards to support geospatial data, including both industry consortia and formal standards bodies.

This BoF will provide an opportunity for RDA participants to examine existing initiatives, and to consider whether any additional coordination through RDA is required.


  • Phil Archer, W3C – report on W3C/OGC meeting on Linking Geospatial Data, London, 5-6 March 2014
  • Andrea Perego, EC-JRC – report on progress of W3C Location and Addressing community group
  • Simon Cox, CSIRO – Briefing on Open Geospatial Consortium activities and plans
  • Peter Fox - Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)
  • Other contributions TBC.