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<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Dear Open Street Map community,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">I apologize if you are seeing this email for a second time. I sent it originally to the talk-ca list, and I was advised that this list might be more appropriate.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">My name is Peter Rushforth, and I’m with the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, at Natural Resources Canada (a Canadian government department).  We are planning
 a World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) workshop on maps in the Web platform (specifically HTML), together with the W3C and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC).  The workshop will be collocated with the OGC Technical Committee meeting, June 15-17 2020 in Montreal,
 Quebec.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">I am sending this email to see if Open Street Map (especially the Web client development teams) might be interested in being invited to participate (by presenting a short position
 paper, in person) in this workshop on the concept of better integrating mapping into the Web platform standards, and if so, how does Open Street Map see this.  Even if you believe that the Web platform standards are already good enough for mapping, it might
 be worthwhile staking that out as a position. If you are interested, though, we would certainly welcome OSM to also be part of the program committee.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">The objective of the workshop will be to start the conversation between the geospatial (and geospatial standards) and Web platform communities, about how Web standards could better
 serve the needs of Web mapping and most especially users of Web maps and the Web in general.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Some topics of potential interest include:
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
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<li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">a native map viewer, similar to that provided for
 video content<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">standards for how such a map widget might integrate
 with map services and APIs<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">accessibility of browser maps<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">privacy of user location information<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">security of browser-based maps<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Integration / relationship of maps and location
 with other browser APIs, e.g. geo-video, geolocation API, forms, SVG<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">crawling, indexing and searching map information<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">standardized browser elements and APIs<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">CSS styling of maps and map features<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Map feature creation / input forms<o:p></o:p></span></font></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="color:#333333;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1"><font size="3" color="#333333" face="Helvetica"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:"Helvetica",sans-serif;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">federated map services with linking - aka the Web<o:p></o:p></span></font></li></ul>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt">Mostly the agenda will be driven by position papers, and what organizations like yours want to discuss.  If OSM is interested in sending one or two people to present a position,
 please reply directly to me, and I will ensure that you / they are invited. <o:p>
</o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Sincerely,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Peter<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Peter Rushforth<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Technology Advisor<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Natural Resources Canada / Government of Canada<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA"><a href="mailto:peter.rushforth@canada.ca"><font color="black"><span lang="FR-CA" style="color:black;background:white">peter.rushforth@canada.ca</span></font></a></span></font><font color="black"><span lang="FR-CA" style="color:black;background:white;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">
 / Tel: 613-759-7915<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;background:white;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;background:white;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Conseiller technique<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Centre canadien de cartographie et d’observation de la Terre<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" color="black" face="Calibri"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-size:11.0pt;color:black;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">Ressources naturelles Canada / Gouvernement du Canada<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA"><a href="mailto:peter.rushforth@canada.ca"><font color="black"><span lang="FR-CA" style="color:black;background:white">peter.rushforth@canada.ca</span></font></a></span></font><font color="black"><span lang="FR-CA" style="color:black;background:white;mso-fareast-language:EN-CA">
 / TÚl: 613-759-7915<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><font size="2" face="Calibri"><span lang="FR-CA" style="font-size:11.0pt"><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>
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