Shareable glossaries status
We kicked off the shareable glossary project in mid-2020, and by January 2022 we have:
- Early pilot implementations of core technology, with more work needed.
- An experienced team working on multiple aspects of the project.
|Goal||Status at January 2022|
|Define problem||Within this website, we have defined the problem and suggested solutions.|
|Establish a development community.||Assembled a core team, meeting fortnightly.|
Team has decades of collective experience from:
* Data modeling in ISO and Open
Geospatial Standards organizations.
* Documentation communities.
* Google tech writers.
* Glossary and open source software projects.
* Requirements management community.
|Establish a shareable glossary standard schema.||Early version developed. Still to be published, tested and refined.|
Target pilot by 1st half 2022.
|Establish a sentence structure for glossary definitions.||Piloted using ISO's definition conventions. Expect we will need to extend this guidance to address conventions used in other glossaries.|
|Build glossary software to publish the shareable glossary format.||Open source implementation developed, but needs ruggedizing for mass market, and needs to integrate the shareable glossary format.|
Target pilot by 2022.
|Pilot implementations||Have established a pilot cross-project glossary within the geospatial domain, with contributors from:|
* The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), responsible for spatial standards.
* ISO TC211, responsible for ISO's geospatial glossary.
* The Open Geospatial Foundation, and multiple open source geospatial projects.
Target refinements in 2022/23.
|Publish prominent glossaries as a web service.||Have established relationships with some prominent glossary holders.|
Waiting on software to publish the shareable glossary standard.
|Scale, by making it super-easy for projects to auto-generate a glossary file for their websites from authoritative glossaries.||Not started.|
|Incrementally add tooling to realize high value use cases.||Not started, but there are some quick-win tools which will be easy to implement for a software developer.|
|Introduce governance best practices.||Understood, but barely started.|
|Provide user, and implementation guides.||Barely started. Depends on implementation to stabilize.|
Prior status reports:(1fd8c89)