On geolocation, sensors and international standards
Dr. Michael Paus
mp at jugs.org
Mon Feb 27 09:38:36 PST 2012
I'd very much appreciate such an effort. It seems we are working in a
similar area :-)
Am 27.02.2012 16:59, schrieb Martin Desruisseaux:
> Hello all
> This is my first post on the JavaFX mailing list. To present myself
> briefly, I'm doing Java programming since 1997. Before that, I have
> done 7 years of C/C++ and a bit of Fortran, MatLab and assembler.
> In the "/New Features Proposed for JavaFX/" section from the
> http://javafx.com/roadmap/ page, we can read "/New UI controls,
> including (...) Map control are under consideration/" and "/JavaFX
> will incorporate support for on-device sensors, including (...)
> geo-location/". I have also read about a JavaFX demo running on mobile
> device in a previous JavaOne meeting. Some members (including myself)
> from the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) are very interested in those
> geo-location and sensor eventualities - while I understand it is not
> yet committed plan.
> The Open Geospatial Consortium (http://www.opengeospatial.org) is an
> international industry consortium of 444 companies, government
> agencies and universities participating in a consensus process to
> develop publicly available interface standards. OGC Standards support
> interoperable solutions that "geo-enable" the Web, wireless and
> location-based services and mainstream IT. Oracle is a principal
> member of OGC and has been a key player in the development of ISO
> 19107 (spatial geometry schema) among others.
> The GeoAPI project (http://www.geoapi.org) is an OGC working group
> that translate the OGC/ISO specifications into Java interfaces, and
> interpret those standards in an effort to meet the expectation of Java
> developers (naming conventions, integration with existing JDK API,
> etc.). In addition, the GeoAPI project provides a test suite allowing
> any GeoAPI implementations to run parts of the Geospatial Integrity of
> Geoscience Software tests (http://www.epsg.org/gigs.html) and some
> other tests.
> I suspect that JavaFX is aiming for something simpler than OGC/ISO
> standards. However, I wonder if it could be done as a profile of
> existing international standards, in collaboration with OGC working
> groups. I have been asked to modularize GeoAPI, and would be happy to
> work in collaboration with any JavaFX developer working on Map or
> Sensor API. Oracle has a strong vote power at OGC, since John Herring
> (an Oracle employee) is presents to most meetings.
> If there is any interest for JavaFX/OGC join work, maybe a possible
> approach would be to create a wiki page where some peoples list the
> desired functionality for Map and Sensor controls, and myself listing
> the elements from OGC/ISO standards that aim to provide those
> functionality? Then the complexity of those elements would be
> evaluated, and an eventually simplified profile proposed - trying to
> keep extension points so that users who need the full functionality
> (e.g. map projections) can still get it.
> As a side note, some of those OGC/ISO standards become European laws
> through the INSPIRE program. While a fully INSPIRE-compliant API is
> probably out of scope for JavaFX, I think that a JavaFX API consistent
> with the most basic OGC/ISO elements would have great value.
> Any though?
> Martin Desruisseaux
Dr. Michael Paus, Chairman of the Java User Group Stuttgart e.V. (JUGS).
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