[tdwg-tag] TDWG Architecture Road Map

Renato De Giovanni renato at cria.org.br
Fri Aug 15 20:53:05 CEST 2008

Hi Roger,

I think it's time to start thinking about more applicability statements.
Now that we have protocol, ontology and data formats, it would be
interesting to give specific recommendations about how to put the pieces
together. The only thing is that some of the pieces are not yet official
TDWG standards, so I'm not sure if new applicability statements would need
to wait before they could get approved.

One clear example could be "Sharing occurrence data with TAPIR". There are
different data formats and harvesting strategies being used with TAPIR,
which is fine when all providers are flexible enough to process different
kinds of requests ("Full TAPIR"). But now there are networks and tools
being developed that will be based on fixed data formats and fixed Web
Service parameters ("TAPIR Lite"), so in this case it becomes more
important to have specific recommendations.

This is just one example. I'm sure there are others.

Best Regards,

> Dear Taggers,
> It is that time of year again when we turn our attention to the TDWG
> conference.
> It is a requirement of the Technical Architecture Group to produce a
> Roadmap document that gives a vision of where we are and where we are
> going. A kind of high level overview.
> Last year I printed this out and got it distributed in the conference
> pack and will consider doing the same again this year. I have to give
> a presentation near the beginning of the meeting and I intend this to
> be based of the Roadmap.
> Whether or not you are attending the conference I would like to have
> your opinions and help in constructing this document. It is your
> chance to reflect what you think the true state of affairs are in the
> TDWG world and where you think things should go.
> I have created a wiki page to author the document on here:
> http://wiki.tdwg.org/twiki/bin/view/TAG/RoadMap2008
> Please contribute directly to the wiki or comment back to the list.
> I am considering having a section on 'Projects' that covers ALA, EoL,
> GBIF and others activities but am worried about missing projects off
> or how relevant this is. What do you think?
> As always I am grateful for your thoughts,
> Roger
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