About the Web mapping category

Discussion of mapping-related Web standards. The Web is the modern printing press and Web maps depend on Web standards for existence. How can each influence the other towards an open standard map-friendly future?

This forum is dedicated to constructive civil discussion of Web standards. Many professional Web standards developers participate here, and may be willing to offer constructive feedback on ideas posted here.

The Web mapping forum category is for discussion of Web standards as they relate to mapping and spatial data integration in the Web platform. The focus of posts to the Web mapping category should in general be the application of Web standards to maps and spatial data, or proposals for the development of new or extended Web standards in support of mapping and spatial data on the Web. Improving the accessibility of map information is of particular interest.

There are other topic categories for specific areas, such as JavaScript, APIs, SVG and HTML, among others. The Web mapping category is intended to encourage discussion of mapping and spatial data-related Web standards in a way which allows the Web standards and Web mapping communities to intersect in a productive environment, allowing the demands of Web mapping to influence the evolution of Web standards, and conversely, encouraging Web standards to influence the evolution of spatial data on the Web.

Please feel free to post, but if you do, please consider the following:

  • Have you read the forum rules / etiquette?
  • How does your topic relate to Web standards?
  • Is your topic related to Web maps or spatial data on the Web?
  • Has your topic been covered before in another topic? If so, consider linking to it and discussing the relationship to that topic.