[auscope-geosciml] RE : Resignation

Rob.Atkinson at csiro.au Rob.Atkinson at csiro.au
Sun Jun 19 08:55:23 EDT 2011

A good question...

One option is to present something at Boulder OGC TC as a follow-up to Delft HWG discussions, present in Geosemantics and/or OAB - or run a BoF session.

I need to get a better handle on how the SISS project will evolve in the next year - there is some sustenance but not sure how significant extra features get handled. Possibly we'll put stuff into Seegrid wiki - though I've struggled to locate current doco and thinking on vocab service interface design there. 

We'll also announce regular updates of the SolidGround tools as we support ideas in this space. 
I hope to get some chance to register GeoSciML 2 and 3 models into a read-only registry shortly - we've added this capability in this month's release.

From: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au [auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au] On Behalf Of Boisvert, Eric [Eric.Boisvert at RNCan-NRCan.gc.ca]
Sent: Saturday, 18 June 2011 11:50 PM
To: auscope-geosciml at lists.arcs.org.au; auscope-geosciml at lists.arcs.org.au
Subject: [auscope-geosciml] RE :  Resignation

is there any place we can follow up what you guys are doing ?
I know a few guys at NRCan that will certainly be interested (GIN team included)


De: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au de la part de Rob.Atkinson at csiro.au
Date: sam. 2011-06-18 05:14
À: auscope-geosciml at lists.arcs.org.au
Objet : Re: [auscope-geosciml] Resignation

you  can run but you can't hide...

drop me a line when you can about Vocabulary services - the Solid Ground Model registry is going to get a RESTful vocabulary service interface as a Linked Open Data oriented Feature Type Catalogue implementation. We have support from Bureau of Met for this, in a standardisation of vocabulary servicers context, and a UN Gazetteer project kicking off, which will us the same interfaces for a model-driven gazetteer framework.

Cheers and good luck!


From: auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au [auscope-geosciml-bounces at lists.arcs.org.au] On Behalf Of Alistair Ritchie [alistair.bh.ritchie at gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, 17 June 2011 4:35 PM
To: AuScope-GeoSciML
Subject: [auscope-geosciml] Resignation

Hi GeoSciMLers

This week I handed in my resignation at GeoScience Victoria and in August will take a position as Environmental Information and Systems Analyst at Landcare Research in New Zealand. My resignation also coincides with the end of GeoScience Victoria as a Victorian government entity.

Over the next two weeks I hope to get some basic web feature (GeoSciML 3.0) and web map (GeoSciML-TV) services working for Testbed 4 with the primary intent of testing the use of http-URIs as property values and resolvable identifiers. The latter will test providing different representations of resources using HTTP content negotiation and the linking of GeoSciML and GeoSciML-TV services.

You may have noticed that I've been very quiet this year - the changes here included a withdrawal of support for our CGI work and as a result I have not done anywhere near as much work as I would have liked for GeoSciML 3.0 and Testbed 4. This change in direction was a significant factor in my decision to leave GSV (helped by being given an opportunity to go home to New Zealand).

With Testbed 4 complete I will then resign from the CGI-IWG. My new job is focussed on the design and deployment of OGC and vocabulary services for environmental scientists and has a strong collaborative aspect so I hope to still work with (steal from, give to) the GeoSciML community in the future.

I've thoroughly enjoyed working with you all and, this is the important bit, am grateful for your help and support over the years - that GSV has services up at all is more because of you lot - our external collaboration partners - than our internal IT support. Thank you.

Oh, and I also quite enjoyed hanging out during the evenings in various cities around the world.

Take care,

Alistair Ritchie
Department of Primary Industries | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Tel: +61 3 9658 4512 | Fax: +61 3 9658 4555

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