Call for Participants — W3C/OGC workshop series on Maps for the Web

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Amelia Bellamy-Royds

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Jul 14, 2020, 6:15:31 PM7/14/20
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Hello all,

I am reaching out to you on behalf of the Maps for HTML Community Group,
the W3C and the OGC. We would like to draw your attention to our upcoming
Workshop on standardizing maps for the Web.[1] The workshop will take
place via daily video presentations (max 1 hour each), September 21 through
October 2. Follow-up discussions will be hosted on the WICG Discourse
discussion forum.[2]



The workshop’s Call For Participation is open now. The deadline for talk,
panel, and hack/demo session proposals has been extended until Wednesday
July 15. Registration & written position statements will be open until
September 1.


So far, we have a lot of interest from the geospatial community, along with
some great submissions from people working to make maps & geospatial data
more widely accessible.


But we don't have many participants with deep knowledge of building
browsers, and the related security, performance, accessibility, and
internationalization concerns. So we're reaching out to the browser
developer communities directly via this list — apologies if this is the
wrong mailing list for this type of announcement, or if you received this
message multiple times on multiple lists.



Expected workshop topics include, but aren’t limited to:


- Best practices for web map UIs, particularly accessibility &
internationalization
- Best practices for web map APIs, particularly performance &
integration with other website components/frameworks
- Designing a native map viewer for the Web platform (similar to HTML
<video> for embedding video content)
- Standardizing web-optimized data formats & server APIs for sharing map
content
- Protecting user privacy & data security while supporting more
personalizable, location-aware web content

Leading up to the workshop, we also welcome suggestions & contributions to
the Use Cases and Requirements for Web Maps report [3] , which reviews
existing web map frameworks for common capabilities & patterns, and tries
to identify areas of overlap with other web platform features or proposals.


[1] https://www.w3.org/2020/maps/

[2] https://discourse.wicg.io/c/web-mapping/22

[3]
https://maps4html.org/HTML-Map-Element-UseCases-Requirements/#introduction


Please feel free to contact the program committee with any questions you
may have. mailto: group-maps...@w3.org


PS. I know this is late notice for the talk proposals call for
participation. Please submit even a rough proposal if you're interested &
the programming committee can work with you to refine it as we finalize our
schedule.


Regards,

Amelia Bellamy-Royds & Peter Rushforth

co-chairs, Maps for HTML Community Group

programming committee, W3C/OGC Joint Workshop Series on Maps for the Web
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