On Jun 30, 2005, at 6:41 AM, Eliot Christian wrote:
> This is a perfect example where support of open standards
> by major companies would clearly be in the public interest
> worldwide, and cost for that support by vendors is minimal.
> Now is the time for governments to let these vendors know
> that geospatially-aware search services must support open
> standards, at least ISO 23950 and OGC Web Map Service.
> I don't know how best to send such a signal, so please
> let me know if you have ideas on how to pursue this.
Hidden in here somewhere are probably opportunities for community
building, but like Eliot says, I don't necessarily know how to go about
Is a benefit like "public interest worldwide" something we should spend
time playing up regarding SRW/U?
Eric Lease Morgan
University Libraries of Notre Dame