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Welcome to the Geospatial web

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For more information, please contact:

  • Reed Beaman (), Subgroup Convener, or
  • Ricardo Pereira (ricardo-at-tdwg-dot-org), System Administrator

2009 Roadmap Topics

1. Information Dissemination
  • Geospatial wiki page needs updating with project specifics (Andrew W Hill)
  • Examples of uses of standards eg OGC - links thru to them (John van Breda)
  • Discussion place for identifying what standards and A/S missing (Javier de la Torre)
  • Recommend appropriate use of standards from the geospatial community (eg OGC) in TDWG activities / domain (Javier de la Torre & John van Breda)

2. Georeferencing topics

  • Best practices paper here
  • Metadata requirements for georeferencing data (Nelson Rios & John Deck)
  • Gazateer - review existing gazateer resources (Reed Beaman, Ajay Ranipeta, Peter Brenton)
  • Promotion of georeferencing standards - including data serving and georeferencing cookbook (John Deck & Jim Graham)

3. Cloud Computing

  • See task group proposal here (Javier de la Torre & Andrew W Hill)

Task groups

BioGeo Interoperability Task Group

The BioGeo Interoperability Task Group is focus on testing standards, mainly from TDWG and OGC, to promote interoperability and demosntrate their use together. The group is still on the process of being formally created but it is already active.

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