##Background @Maia has been doing an incredible work in systematically listing maps of alternatives all around, in particular in the French-speaking world. Her inventory is accessible, fresh and colourful.
@toka has put together a powerful infrastructure (a semantic mediawiki) to host Transformap’s own inventory of maps. It is detailed, semantic (you can navigate from concepts to concept), collaborative (it’s a wiki), but a bit ugly (it’s a wiki!).
Both lists of maps are invaluable to Transformap’s vision, however they are not synchronized.
This proposal is to do the following:
The discription of the background above appears a little vague for my likeliness. Please allow me to recur on some of the points made.
Already from the title can be depicted what the suggestion is here: To integrate two bodies of work and to equal out their difference for mutual rapprochement.
In that sense the understanding of the case given is determined by the objects we are looking at: Is it to merge two up until now conflicting visions of a mapping inventory, or do we rather infer our approach from that case and generalise it into a strategy for not only federated geodata, but data catalogues.
But maybe the work of @gandhiano on the IISA food sovereignity indicators can inform this discussion about how to enrich WordPress’ Custom Data Types with standards compliant vocabularies and data formats?
Exactly. For me there is no conflict. Just a lack of information and of time. I can create all Custom Data Types needed if I’m asked to in order to reach an “aligned implementation”. Maybe be i will need some technical help but I really think it’s important to think about “catchy interfaces” AND usable data. Data is not usefull to me if it doesn’t tell a story…
However, in my mind, the best way to align implementations is to develop a simple PHP request able to displaying data from wiki directly in wordpress…
I am happy with all the curation, visualisation and publication related activities from this proposal, yet I have strong concerns about the proposed im- and export leading to a synchronisation of datasets.
I would propose @gandhiano to investigate with his PHP coder network how to employ
to bypass the technical difficulties I have pointed out above. I would then donate the neccessary thumbnail generation logic, however implemented, to this bucket. Because we also have a special interest in that. A decoupled webservice, shared by the ecosystem, comes to my mind.
first I must say it’s very hard for me to understand the technical exchange… so don’t worry if I don’t answer sometimes.
If I read carefully the initial proposal, I just see a work of cleaning, completing, exporting and importing datas.
It’s not a technical project of real synchronization that could come after. It’s a first step to a future permanent link.
Am I wrong ?
Anyway, that work would be useless if we don’t walk the second step…
If you think about a meta-solution (like a broader federation of atlases) that could be a Wordpress plugin able to display datas coming from the wiki in any site who wants to display them, with options that user can check (For example :“I want to display only maps from France about cycling”). What do you think ?
I feel a bit misunderstood here, but never mind. It is not my project and I only tried to help with expertise - maybe a little too abstract and technical. Yet I would feel a lot better if some person knowledgeable about data curation and associated infrastructures could at least try to reply to the points I made.
I believe this will include to introduce the notion of an Atlas next to Maps in the directory.
Yes, I feel sorry @almereyda; it’s a pity but I can’t answer you as I don’t understand your questions…
I was clear on that point at the beginning: there is no technical people in Semeoz team. The only thing I can do is to let you access freely to wordpress and to the data… And i can tell again that I am ready to input datas directly in the wiki if you help me to synchronize the wiki and the wordpress… I think this kind of work could be usefull for many people, not only us. For example, at the assemnly of commons, we are looking for that kind of semantic-wiki/WP connection to create a directory of commoners…
@toka: I go to holiday until the 28th of august. I’ll stay connected if you have questions but I won’t work a lot.
Yes @almereyda, it would be great to include wordpress as a viewer. WP is a very effective way to create nice sites for many people, and I think it’s important to think about displaying datas too (we are not all developpers).
I’m sure something is possible, even with existing plugins like this one and/or with the help of Virtual Assembly WPLDP plugin.
Also, as I am the principle french user of the P2P Foundation wiki, be sure I’m very interested in the event in Montreal…
@Maia@toka: you are lead on this bucket. My two cent: it is great to receive input, but be sure you implement this at a level of complexity that you two can manage. Or make sure concrete arrangements are made with third parties. Rather make it small, simple, and well; than too ambitious, and sketchy. At the end of the day, it’s only a small bucket.